J Korean Foot Ankle Soc.  2015 Mar;19(1):39-41. 10.14193/jkfas.2015.19.1.39.

Meshed Stab Incision for Severe Swelling after Foot and Ankle Injury: A Technical Report

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  • 1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, Hallym University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. kiga9@hallym.or.kr

Abstract

Swelling is a body's natural reaction to foot and ankle injury to mount a healing inflammatory response. To some degree, swelling is necessary for healing and is something that cannot be avoided following injury. However, post-traumatic swelling may have an adverse effect on wound healing and surgery can often be delayed due to preoperative swelling. We report on a unique technique of making multiple meshed stab incisions around the site of injury to reduce soft tissue swelling and promote wound healing.

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Swelling; Meshed; Stab incision
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