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Halsted's principles, also known as Tenets of Halsted, are the basic principles of surgical technique regarding tissue handling.
These key points were introduced by William Stewart Halsted.
- Gentle handling of tissue
- Meticulous haemostasis
- Preservation of blood supply
- Strict aseptic technique
- Minimum tension on tissues
- Accurate tissue apposition
- Obliteration of deadspace
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