A minor theatre for septic cases will help to maintain the sterility of the major theatre. Use it for draining all abscesses, for skin grafting and for the closed reduction of fractures. It will need a simple operating table which tips (A 3- 1), and a second set of basic anaesthetic equipment, including especially a sucker and the equipment for resuscitation. It will also need two minor sets (4.12), three incision and drainage sets, and a set for drilling for osteomyelitis. If possible the minor theatre should have its own instruments and not be supplied from the main one.