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.
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