The Microsurgery Training and Research Laboratory
 

The course involves 40 hr of intensive, individual one-on-one laboratory instruction in microsurgical techniques including the use of the operating room microscope, micro-instruments, micro-suture and live animal models. The learning process is conducted through one-on-one lessons, and is closely monitored by the instructor, who provides guidance through feedback and skill evaluation throughout the entire course.


Emphasis of this course is placed on several important learning concepts, such as mind set prior to beginning the task, self-control and patience during it, a working surgical knowledge of delicate anatomical structures (small vessels and nerves), and an efficient way to complete a patent microvascular anastomosis within a given time limit.

Procedures taught: CLICK HERE for pdf version of procedures:

  1. Use of the surgical microscope
  2. Basic suturing techniques using a plastic model.
  3. Performing end-to-end arterial anastomoses utilizing femoral artery of the rat (1mm diameter): forehand suturing technique, backhand suturing technique, one-way-up suturing
  4. Performing end-to-end venous anastomoses utilizing femoral vein of the rat (1,3mm diameter)
  5. Interpositional vein graft
  6. Peripheral nerve repair (sciatic nerve)
  7. End-to-side anastomosis:
    end of the femoral artery to the side of the femoral vein.
  8. Practical test: arterial and venous anastomoses within 2hrs Photos




Click for animation of micro-suturing
Click for the patency test for end-to-end anastomosis (video)
Click for end-to-side anastomosis (video)



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