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Removal of foreign bodies from the foot, a technique using high elevation and local anaesthesia.
  1. S N Mardel
  1. Accident & Emergency Department, Leicester Royal Infirmary, England.


    The use of a steep Trendelenburg position is described in removing foreign bodies from the foot. Bleeding at the site is sufficiently reduced to allow removal without a tourniquet. Retrospective analysis of theatre records demonstrates a considerable reduction in the number of general anaesthetics given since the introduction of this technique.

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