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dahy uh thur mee

  • n  a method of physical therapy that involves generating local heat in body tissues by high-frequency electromagnetic currents

  • One form of diathermy is commonly used in doctors' offices for simple surgery such as removal of warts.
  • Conventional diathermy, with its 20-ft.
  • For six years the Federal Communications Commission has been warning physicians about the use of high-powered diathermy machines that operate outside of prescribed frequency .

  • Pradeep in Express Healthcare Management
    Ultrasonic shears: "The surgeon can choose from the basic diathermy electro-cautery to harmonic scalpel (ultrasonic shears) to sealing device like ligasure," explains Dr Pradeep Chowbey, Chairman, Department of Minimal Access Surgery, Sir Ganga...

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