Dorsal Artery of Foot Exposure
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Dorsal Artery of Foot Exposure

This course will teach you:

  • To gain access to the dorsal artery of the foot. This may be done for a number of indications such as: arterial occlusive disease; aneurysmal disease and trauma.

Special attention is paid to the following hazards you may encounter during this procedure:

  • Superficial fibular nerve branch transection

After studying this course you are familiar with the most common complications:

  • Lymphatic leakage
  • Compartment syndrome

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Step by step

Superficial dissection

Skin

Mark

The incision line is marked on the dorsum of the foot starting at the ankle joint, extending distally 4 – 5 cm just lateral to the extensor hallucis longus tendon.

Incise

Incise the skin following the previously made marking.

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