A "Pull-Out" Technique for ``Cut down" Operations.
Sharma, B. C.
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lt is a common experience that some patients continue to attend outpatient departments with their cut-down wounds long after their primary disease is cured. This is so because a cut-down is done usually in an emergency situation with poor aseptic rituals. More often than not the patient is in shock and in urgent need of fluids but his peripheral veins are collapsed. It is often found that the ligature used to tie off the vein is responsible for the persistence of infection. When it is removed and an associated abscess (if any) drained cure results. A new simple technique has been devised and described here for cut-down operations which overcomes the problem.
CitationWorson, L. and Sharma, B. C. (1977). A "Pull-Out" Technique for ``Cut down" Operations. Medical Journal of Zambia. Vol. 11, 6
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Medical Journal of Zambia.
Cut-down wounds done usually in an emergency situation with poor aseptic rituals.