Single midline incision, prevention help avoid problems with previous knee incisions
3 days ago - By Healio
WAIKOLOA, Hawaii - Using an appropriate skin incision and the help of a plastic surgeon, as well as performing careful flap dissection, may allow surgeons to avoid trouble in patients with previous knee incisions, according to a speaker.
At Orthopedics Today Hawaii, Douglas A. Dennis, MD, said the number one way to avoid trouble, such as wound complications or infection, in these patients is the skin incision.
“The single, anterior midline incision is probably the best. It's the least disruptive to the blood supply,” he said, noting any old, small peripatellar incisions
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