Operative surgery, for students and practitioners . Fig. 338.—Operation for Varicose Veins.Incision exposes the external saphenousand its tributaries. Fig. 337.—Operation for Varicose Veins,where the internal saphenous and itstributaries are affected. Incision aboveknee through which the internal saphe-nous is exposed and ligated. Circular in-cision around the leg to expose and ligateall the affected veins. little by little, exposing and ligating the veins as they are met with.The incision is first made only part way around the leg and thevessels which are exposed in this part of the incision

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Operative surgery, for students and practitioners . Fig. 338.—Operation for Varicose Veins.Incision exposes the external saphenousand its tributaries. Fig. 337.—Operation for Varicose Veins,where the internal saphenous and itstributaries are affected. Incision aboveknee through which the internal saphe-nous is exposed and ligated. Circular in-cision around the leg to expose and ligateall the affected veins. little by little, exposing and ligating the veins as they are met with.The incision is first made only part way around the leg and thevessels which are exposed in this part of the incision
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Operative surgery, for students and practitioners . Fig. 338.—Operation for Varicose Veins.Incision exposes the external saphenousand its tributaries. Fig. 337.—Operation for Varicose Veins,where the internal saphenous and itstributaries are affected. Incision aboveknee through which the internal saphe-nous is exposed and ligated. Circular in-cision around the leg to expose and ligateall the affected veins. little by little, exposing and ligating the veins as they are met with.The incision is first made only part way around the leg and thevessels which are exposed in this part of the incision are tied doubleand cut. The incision is then carried farther around the leg andagain the veins that are exposed are tied double and cut between the OPERATIONS FOR VARICOSE VEINS. 769 ligatures. Proceeding in this way much loss of blood is avoided. Thelarger veins may usually be seen, clamped double, and ligated beforethey are cut. Some of the smaller veins will not be recognized untilthey have been cut. They are caught with clamps and ligated.

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