7. Cut-down for Vascular Access

CPT David Crawford
MAJ Joanna Branstetter




Cutdown for vascular access: Locate the saphenous vein along the anteromedial distal tibia. Incise skin overlying the vein and insert 18-G catheter.


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Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 10:55 am