Tips of the trade #32. Gradual closure of fasciotomy wounds.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A technique of gradual closure of fasciotomy wounds is presented. At the time of fasciotomy, staples are placed at the edge of the fasciotomy wound. A large nylon suture is threaded through the staples in a pattern similar to the lacing of a shoe. Postoperatively, this suture is tightened daily; this results in gradual closure of the wounds without further surgery.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Almekinders, LC

Published Date

  • January 1, 1991

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 82 - 84

PubMed ID

  • 1997958

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0094-6591


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States