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Difference between Bipolar & Monopolar Instruments

The basic difference between these two types of instruments is the way the electric current passes through them. In case of Monopolar instruments the current passes through the tissue from electrode and returns through a separate pad placed under the patient and thus completing its circuit through patient’s body. When it comes to bipolar instruments the current passes from one electrode of instrument to the tissue and returns to the other electrode of the same instrument. In other words, in bipolar [...]