Luggage tag tie technique for delayed primary closure of fasciotomy wounds

Laxman Rijal, Pravin Nepal, Archan Adhikari, Subodh Regmi

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Split skin graft for managing fasciotomy wound is one of the commonest routine operating room procedures. However, it requires multiple surgical interventions ensuing into undesirable scaring both at donor and fasciotmy sites. Amongst the various delayed primary closures, we key out a controlled and segmental dermatotraction technique with easily available materials which reduces the cost of treatment, hospital stay and the surgical intervention as well. Our dynamic wound closure method facilitates resolution of edema, provides controlled traction at each point, takes care of tissue and prevents re-compartment syndrome. A simple modiWcation, respecting the biochemical and physiological properties of skin, yields good results with luggage tag tie technique of delayed primary closure of fasciotomy wound.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)449-452
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Compartment syndrome
  • Delayed primary closure
  • Fasciotomy
  • Split skin graft


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