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A new simple and innovative technique for surgical drains fixation

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submitted on 2024-02-11, 10:46 and posted on 2024-02-11, 10:47 authored by Abeer Alsherawi, Fatima Saoud Al-Mohannadi, Mohamed Badie Ahmed

Seroma is a common complication post many plastic surgery procedures. To overcome this issue, drain insertion became a standard of care in many procedures. Existing methods for fixing the drain like the Roman sandal, purse string, and mesentery have limitations, including loosening and skin problems. A new, innovative, and efficient drain fixation technique is introduced in this paper. It involves using silk or similar non-absorbable sutures in a simple five-step process. This method ensures secure drain placement without undesirable outcomes. It avoids the need to force a knot over the skin, reducing the risk of skin damage or necrosis. In conclusion, the study introduces a straightforward, safe, and effective drain fixation method, reducing risks associated with fluid accumulation after surgery.

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Published in: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
License: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
See article on publisher's website: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jscr/rjad687

Funding

Open Access funding provided by the Qatar National Library.

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Language

  • English

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication Year

  • 2023

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This Item is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Institution affiliated with

  • Hamad Medical Corporation
  • Hamad General Hospital - HMC
  • Qatar University
  • Qatar University Health - QU
  • College of Medicine - QU HEALTH

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