Editor-in-Chief Ufuk Demirkılıç Frequency Quarterly Abbreviation Turk J Vasc Surg Publisher Turkish National Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Society ISSN 2667-4947 E-ISSN 2667-5080



Turkish Journal of Vascular Surgery 2004 , Vol 13 , Issue 3
MICROSURGERY TRAINING BEFORE THE STEP ON LIVE ANIMAL
Tamer SEYHAN1, Ömer Refik ÖZERDEM1,
1Başkent Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Adana uygulama ve araştırma Hastanesi, Adana Purpose: The aim of this study to describe a basic microsurgery training without live animal. One can easily manuplate the microsurgery tools and sutures after learning described exercises.

Method: A five-day training program which has been performed by using a special "practice card" was described for the surgeons who can not find live animal model or have limited conditions. This card can easily be prepare with a cardboard and a surgical rubber glove.

Result: Although anastomosis training on live animal model is essential in basic microsurgery training, one occasionally can not provide enough lab animals and ideal laboratory conditions for this purpose. The method described here 1. reduce the requirement of live animals, 2. does not necessiate special lab conditions, 3. prepares one to practice on live animals. (Turkish J Vasc Surg 2004;13(3):9-12). Keywords : Microsurgery, practice card, microsurgery training

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