Pre-requisites for Vac Dressing Thorough debridement Adequate hemostasis Components of Vac Dressing 1. Pump for Negative Pressure: A wall suction or a portable suction unit…Explore more DIY Vac Dressing for Wounds
Category: Surgical Skills
Surgical instruments and surgical techniques
Named after: German Surgeon August Bier (first introduced the block in 1908) Definition: It is a peripheral intravenous local anesthetic block (IVRA; Intravenous Regional Anesthesia)…Explore more Bier Block
Orthopedic Screw Insertion Mnemonic
Don’t Marry Too Soon DRILL Choose the correct drill bit Insert the drill bit correctly in the chuck Tighten the chuck sufficiently Start the drill…Explore more Orthopedic Screw Insertion Mnemonic
Techniques of Securing Surgical Drain to Skin (Drain Fixation)
Choice of Suture: Non-absorbable (braided suture provides slightly superior grip on tubing than monofilament sutures) Technique 1: Create a series of knots around the drain.…Explore more Techniques of Securing Surgical Drain to Skin (Drain Fixation)
How to make tourniquet for fingers using latex gloves?
Method 1: Digital block Painting with antiseptic solution Application of sterile latex gloves (slightly larger than the patient’s hand) on the patient’s hand A tiny…Explore more How to make tourniquet for fingers using latex gloves?
Based on the preoperative clinical examination, the decision on which donor superficialis (FDS) tendon to use is made (commonly FDS middle finger is used). Transverse…Explore more Zancolli-Lasso Procedure
Synonym: Half-buried horizontal mattress suture Indications: V, Y or X-pattern laceration repair Risk: Dermal stitch may be placed too close to the tip of the…Explore more Corner Stitch
Surgical Sutures – Basics
Monofilament Polyfilament Absorbable Caprosyn (Polyglytone 621)Monocryl (Polyglecaprone 25)Biosyn (Polyglecaprone CV-23)Maxon (Polytrimethylate carbon)PDS (Polydiaxonone) CatgutVicryl rapide (Polyglactin 910 rapide)Vicryl (Polyglactin 910)Dexon (Polyglycolic acid) Non-absorbable NylonEthilon (Monofilament…Explore more Surgical Sutures – Basics