Safe leg surgery: the anatomic principles and techniques


  • Akshay Kumar S. V. Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Sri Sakthi Hospital, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Venkatesh Babu S. Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Sri Sakthi Hospital, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India



Safe, Surgery, Trauma, Injury, Tibia, Fibula, Complications, Artery, Nerve


The goals of surgical treatment of leg injury are to achieve soft tissue healing, good osseous union and to restore the length of the limb, correct alignment of both bones with their respective joints and normal range of movements of the entire limb at the earliest. Presently, the surgical treatment has been standardised for the tibia fractures for adults and children. Though the surgical progress made in the implants, instruments and techniques, there are considerable surgical complications happening. This article highlights the need of anatomical expertise and safe operative ability for the surgeon.


Author Biographies

Akshay Kumar S. V., Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Sri Sakthi Hospital, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India

Consultant Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgeon

Department of Orthopaedics & Trauma Surgery

Venkatesh Babu S., Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Sri Sakthi Hospital, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India

Specila trainee in Orthopaedics & Trauma Surgery

Department of Orthopaedics & Trauma Surgery


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