Muscle-Splitting Incision

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Surgical operation showing the surgeon insertiong two fingers inside a muscle incision
Muscle-splitting incision shown in preceding figure. This may be greatly enlarged by upward incision across muscle, parallel to nerves, as shown. This makes the so-called frying pan incision.

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Robarts Library, the Internet Archive

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View of a surgical operation showing retractors keeping the muscle layer accessible as the surgeon inserts two fingers inside a muscle incision. The “preceding figure” referred to in the caption is that of the T-shaped incision.

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