Design and creation of an experimental program of advanced training in reconstructive microsurgery
2006 (English)In: Microsurgery, ISSN 0738-1085, E-ISSN 1098-2752, Vol. 26, no 6, 421-428 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this study, we design an experimental protocol for the purpose of enhancing performance in training in microsurgery. It is based on five free tissue transfer exercises in rat (epigastric cutaneous flap, saphenous fasciocutaneous flap, epigastric neurovascular flap, saphenous muscular flap, and hindlimb replantation), which simulate the principal clinical procedures of reconstructive microsurgery. The first part of the study consists of an anatomical review of the flaps of 5 rats and in the second part we have carried out the free transfer of flaps on 25 rats divided into 5 groups. To differentiate between them, we have created a mathematical function, referred to as difficulty in a microsurgical exercise, which has enabled us to establish a scale of progression for training, ranging form the easiest to the most difficult. As a conclusion, we believe that this protocol is a useful instrument as it allows for a more precise assessment of microsurgical capacity due to enhanced accuracy in the reproduction of global procedures and the fact that the quantification of progress in training is based on clinical monitoring after 7 days.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 26, no 6, 421-428 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-246533DOI: 10.1002/micr.20265PubMedID: 16924624OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-246533DiVA: diva2:793656