Excerpt from The London Medical Gazette, or Journal of Practical Medicine, 1849, Vol. 9
Operation of tying the radial artery - If it be necessary to secure the artery in the upper third of its course, an incision is to he made commencing an inch below the bend of the elbow, a little to the radial side Of the middle Of the fore-arm, and continued obliquely down wards, and slightly outwards, for two inches and a half this incision should merely divide the skin, avoiding as much as possible at the same time the superficial veins the fascia is next to be divided to the same ex tent; which exposes the inner or ulnar edge of the supinator radii longus muscle; this is now to be drawn outwards, when the deep fascia of the arm will be exposed, and is next to be divided when the radial artery will be brought into view with the radial nerve on its outer side the ligature may now be applied in the usual manner. If it be considered advisable to tie the artery in the middle of the forearm, it is easily ex posed by an Operation precisely similar in all its stages to that first described, excepting that the incision is to be commenced where the last is described to have terminated.
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