Surgical incision, as the name suggests is the cut given for performing the surgery. Surgical incision varies with site of the surgery.
In this article, various types of surgical incisions are presented.
Image 1 – Surgical Incision For Anatomical Plate for Distal Tibia Fracture
Incision for anatomical plate for tibial fracture
Image 2 – Incision For Distal Fibula Fracture
Clinical photograph of incision over distal fibula.
The patient had distal tibia and fibula fracture and was operated with one third tubular plate for fracture of fibula.
Image 3 – Clinical Photograph of Incision for Plating of Volar Barton Fracture Radius
Clinical photograph of incision for plating of volar Barton fracture radius
The photograph is of 32 years old adult.
Image 4 – Clinical Photograph Sutured Incision on Ankle and Foot
The patient had undergone open reduction of calcaneum.
Image 5 – Incision on posterior side of elbow for surgery of intercondylar fracture
This patient was operated for intercondylar fracture of humerus and this photograph was taken peroperatively.
Clinical Photo of A Surgical Incision and Discharging Sinus
This is a clinical photograph of a patient showing a big scar and discharging sinus over the anterior aspect of arm.
Note the glistening fluid mark over the elbow and upper part of forearm. This is trickling discharge from the sinus.
Sinus is visible as red spot in the scar line about two finger breadths above the elbow fold.
This patient had undergone surgery previously, after which he developed sinus and continued discharge from it. Patient has got chronic osteomyelitis.
Chronic osteomyelitis is a chronic infection of the bone which presents as discharging sinus, bony swelling and bony changes on xray including irregualrity of the cortex and presence of sequestrum in most of cases.
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