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Description: S shaped skin incision is made, extending along the posterior border of biceps and its tendon on the upper lateral side of popliteal fossa, then transversely across the fossa and finally along lower medial side of fossa posterior to semitendinosus tendon;
- skin flaps are retracted and the deep fascia is incised in midline;
- small saphenous vein is ligated if necessary but sural nerve must be preserved; etc.
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
Last Modified: Sat Apr 12 2008