SS  Vol.3 No.5 , May 2012
Transverse Incision for the Management of Infected Non-Unions of Tibia
We are describing a transverse incision that we have found very useful in performing surgical procedures where the fractured site needs freshening, excision of the necrotic bones or shortening. Operative procedures using this technique have been extensively used by us since 1980 and we have registered 1187 cases with average follow up of 10 years. The incision is transverse and can be performed in any part of leg and extends from 1 cm lateral to anterior border of the tibia and runs medially till 1 cm medial to medial border of tibia. The incision allows adequate visualization of the interested area, less of periosteal stripping, ease of closure, no post operative wound dehiscence and cosmetically very much acceptable.

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M. Wardak, E. Wardak and A. Wardak, "Transverse Incision for the Management of Infected Non-Unions of Tibia," Surgical Science, Vol. 3 No. 5, 2012, pp. 253-255. doi: 10.4236/ss.2012.35050.

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