Incisions do not simply sum | Janvier 2017

Thane Blinman
Critics of minimally invasive methods sometimes argue that the summed lengths of all trocar sites have a morbidity similar to that for an open incision of equal length. This argument assumes correctly that pain and scarring are proportional to the total tension normal to a linear incision. But the argument also assumes that total tension sums linearly with incision length. This report demonstrates why that premise is not valid.
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