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
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 the skin following the previously made marking.
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