Washing The Field Regularly

Clear vision of the different structures in the surgical field is of paramount importance. Blood obscures the field and makes identification of structures more difficult. A bloodless field must be maintained throughout the operation. In addition, washing the field regularly with warm saline greatly contributes to cleaning the working area (Fig. 5-3).

Figure 5-1 The knife is preferred for the dissection of firm tissue like muscle (A) or vessels (B). Safe knife dissection requires placing the tissue under traction, as seen in the photos.

Was this article helpful?

0 0

Post a comment