Electrodes in Electrotherapy

In layman’s terms, electrodes are electrical conductors that are used to make contact with a nonmetallic part of the circuit. There are two kinds of electrodes namely the anode and the cathode. In simple words, anode is the positive part whereas the cathode is the negative part. They are one of the most important parts of an electrical circuit.

In electrotherapy, electrodes are used as a way to connect a electrotherapy device to the body. They come with adhesive pads that stick to the skin and ensure proper contact with the skin. Devices such as combination units, stimulators, TENS and EMS units, all may use electrodes to stimulate various parts of the body. There are a number of sizes and types of electrodes:

Electrodes in Electrotherapy

Electrodes in Electrotherapy

For example, the 3M Red Dot Monitoring Electrodes are traditional-style electrodes which are breathable, flexible and conformable, yet are gentle to the skin for increased patient comfort. Patented solid gel conforms to the skin quickly allowing high quality, uninterrupted traces. The Amrex Flextrode Dispersive Electrode provides patients a personal hygienic application of electrode therapy with each treatment. The flextrode pad is durable and flexible. It is made of 100 percent silicon rubber which assures an easy and comfortable application.

Electrodes in ElectrotherapyElectrodes in ElectrotherapyThe Axelgaard PALS Platinum Neurostimulation Electrodes combine a patented stainless steel knit fabric, a patented hydrogel and an exclusive impedance compensation system. These electrodes are designed for all FES and TENS applications to achieve optimal current and maximize conformity. The dual layer multistick hydrogel provides comfort and optimizes multiple applications to the skin. The Axelgaard Little PALS ECG Snap Connect Electrodes are revolutionary advance in ECG monitoring. They provide the adhesion, pliability and sensitivity to meet the needs of nursing staff and patient alike. These electrodes are designed for EMG and ECG applications with increased resistance to heat, humidity and dry-out conditions. Come in white fabric top.

 

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