Lower extremity positioning to relieve tension during surgical reconstruction

Adam J. Mamelak, Ofer Arnon, Leonard H. Goldberg

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Surgical wounds on the lower extremity often suffer from prolonged and poor healing secondary to decreased blood flow, the effects of gravity, and excessive tension placed on the wound. Ensuring perfect apposition of wound edges free of tension during the surgical repair can augment this healing process. The authors detail a simple and effective technique for improving repairs and outcomes when operating on the lower limb by relieving tension on the wound through leg positioning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1094-1095
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Drugs in Dermatology
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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