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Transfer of surgical site marking

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: (Published 21 August 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5126
  1. James Tyler, specialty trainee year 6 ,
  2. Charles Willis-Owen, consultant
  1. 1Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, London SE18 4QH, UK
  1. jamestyler{at}

It is now universal practice to mark any surgical site that is sided. In the United Kingdom, the normal procedure is to use …

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