Halstead's Principles of Surgery

William S Halsted of John Hopkins University put forward a set of principles (Halstedian principles) in the 1890’s for achieving the best results in surgery. Now, more than 100 years later, they still form the basis of modern surgical craftsmanship.

  • Handle tissues gently
  • Achieve meticulous hemostasis
  • Preserve vascularity
  • Ensure strict asepsis
  • Close the wound without tension
  • Achieve good approximation of tissues
  • Avoid dead space

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