Electrosurgery is the application of a high-frequency electric current to biological tissue as a means to cut, coagulate, desiccate, or fulgurate tissue. Its benefits include the ability to make precise cuts with limited blood loss. Electrosurgical devices are frequently used during surgical operations helping to prevent blood loss in hospital operating rooms or in outpatient procedures. Electrosurgery is commonly used in dermatological, plastic, orthopedic, podiatric and general surgical procedures.
The West Toronto Foot & Ankle Clinic Inc. often incorporates this modality into surgical wart removals, tenotomies and other soft tissue podiatric surgeries.