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4Reduction and fixation

Inspection and treatment of skin incisions

After the operation, stab incisions should be left open and treated locally with antiseptic dressings. Closing stab incisions prevents wound drainage, which increases the risk of pin tract infection.

If there is tension on one side, the incision should be extended. If significant extension is required so that the total incision is unnecessarily long the redundant portion of the incision may be closed.