Orthopedic Applications of Electrosurgical Devices

PhotoThera, ArthroCare, Bioelectron, Biowave, ConMed, Medical Technologies, Siemens, Smith & Nephew (Oratec), J&J (Mitek), ConMed and Stryker market a variety of energy-based systems to the orthopedic community. These systems offer the following features and benefits:

  • Remove soft tissue
  • Cut and contour soft tissues such as ligament and meniscus
  • Treat instability and control bleeding through the coagulation of soft tissue

The applications of these systems are broad in the orthopedic market.

Source:  Report #A125, "Worldwide Ablation Technologies"
Source: Report #A125, "Worldwide Ablation Technologies."


The MedMarket Diligence report #A125 describes the following applications of electrosurgery in orthopedics:

  • capsular shrinkage
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • chondroplasty
  • debridement
  • epicondylitis and tendinitis
  • inflammatory conditions

For more information on Report #A125, “Worldwide Ablation Technologies,” see link. This report may be purchased online or you may purchase it via Google Checkout, below.