counterincision

counterincision

 [kown″ter-in-sizh´un]
a second incision made to promote drainage or to relieve tension on the edges of a wound.

count·er·in·ci·sion

(kown'ter-in-sizh'ŭn),
A second incision in the region of a primary incision designed to take tension off the primary closure.

count·er·in·ci·sion

(kown'tĕr-in-sizh'ŭn)
A second incision adjacent to a primary incision.
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A counterincision was then made proximally over the biceps muscle in the proximal brachium (Figure 2).
Counterincision was made on the distal part on the dorsal aspect of the hand (Figure 1(a)).
He underwent emergent fasciotomy of the left lower extremity with complete excisional debridement of the anterior compartment and counterincisions of the left dorsal foot and left mediolateral thigh.