Drain Anchoring and Removal Technique Without Change of Dressing in Transtibial Amputation

@inproceedings{Rehman2016DrainAA,
  title={Drain Anchoring and Removal Technique Without Change of Dressing in Transtibial Amputation},
  author={Sonia Rehman and Irfan Asghar and A. Akinbamijo and M. Onwudike},
  booktitle={EJVES short reports},
  year={2016}
}
Routine or selective insertion of drains following below knee or transtibial (TA) amputations is not uncommon in vascular patients who are often on antiplatelet agents or anticoagulants prior to their operation. There is no robust evidence regarding dressings and drains used in the management of TA stump. Routine use of drains may help to obliterate dead space, and reduce haematoma formation and ultimately wound infection. The drain, when inserted, is customarily removed within 48 hours to… CONTINUE READING