do I make an incision on or in something/someone?

The sentence is "I must make an incision in the orbicularis muscle of the patient"

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  • L
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    In.  Incision means to cut into not on.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    An incision penetrates so the correct word is 'in'.

  • 1 month ago

    IN, it is even in the word...

  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Incisions go in, not on.

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  • 1 month ago

    kind of hard to be an incision if it is not in.  You would not incise in, though.  Incise already has in as part of it.  incise the orbicularis.  Not a big fan of even saying make an incision into/in/through.  The very fact that it is an incision already tells us that.  Kind of useless to say it again.  If you need to make an incision, I expect to know the purpose, not where it will be, because it will clearly be IN something.

    I need to make an incision to get at the nerves (or something) within or beneath the orbicularis muscle, perhaps.  a cut in(to) or an incision (to). 

  • 1 month ago

    This would be 'in'. Given the two choices. But I think the word should be "into".

    Source(s): Native American English speaker, for ma y years.
  • 1 month ago

    An incision penetrates so the correct word is 'in'.

  • 1 month ago

    I'd say "into" too.

  • Barry
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    'Into' would be correct.,

  • 1 month ago

    depends on the object you're incising

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