Surgical Skills That Are Imperative

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There are many of us who shudder at the mere mention of the word surgery. Most people out there are even scared to just be pricked by a needle in order to draw blood. Most of the time we put off going to the doctor because we are scared what the outcome is going to be and what and what we would have to go through as a result. So we just learn to the live the pain and the discomfort that we have rather than going under the knife as most people call it. And the only way a doctor is going to convince us to go in for surgery is if he is good at his/her skill. And for this to be true they have to have some pretty basic skills properly mastered. And the most basic of these is the ability to make a good incision at the beginning and to suture it off well at the end.   

All surgeons including a gynecologist Singapore makes a skin incision with a scalpel with the blade being pressed firmly down at right angles to the skin and then drawn gently across the skin in the desired direction to create a clean incision, the site and extent of which should have been clearly planned by the surgeon. It is important not to incise the skin obliquely as such a shearing mechanism can lead to necrosis of the undercut edge. The incision is facilitated by tension being applied across the line of the incision by the fingers of the non-dominant hand, but the surgeon must ensure that at no time is the scalpel blade directed at their own fingers as any slip may result in a self inflicted injury.

Blades for skin incisions which are used in surgeries such as fibroid treatment usually have a curved cutting margin, while those used for an arteriotomy or drain site insertion have a sharp tip. Scalpels should at all times be passed in a kidney dish rather than by a direct hand-to-hand process as this can lead to a needle stick-like injury. Diathermy, laser and harmonic scalpels can be made us of as an alternative to blades when cutting deeper tissues, because it’s felt that they can lessen blood loss and cut down on operating time, and may reduce postoperative pain.

So whenever you are planning a surgery of any sort you should keep in mind four things with regard to the incision you are about to make, so that you end up with the perfect result. These are skin tension lines, the anatomical structure, cosmetic factors and the adequate access for the procedure.