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Simple and safe treatment of pretibial haematoma in elderly patients
  1. G S Karthikeyan,
  2. S Vadodaria,
  3. P R W Stanley
  1. Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Castle Hill Hospital, Hull, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Mr S Vadodaria
 24 Gisborne Road, Sheffield S11 7HB, UK;


A simple and safe technique is described for evacuation of pretibial haematoma in elderly patients. A Yankauer sucker attached to the wall suction is used to evacuate the haematoma under local anaesthesia. This technique is used in the accident and emergency department and the ward.

  • pretibial haematoma
  • Yankauer sucker

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