TITLE

Accurate Placement of Microvascular Guide Sutures

AUTHOR(S)
Dardik, Alan; Ballermann, Barbara J.; Williams, G. Melville
PUB. DATE
July 2000
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Jul2000, Vol. 66 Issue 7, p703
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A simple technique to accurately place initial microvascular guide sutures is described. Enhanced suture placement enables anastomosis construction in situations in which the clamp must be placed very close to the vessel end or if the vessel lumen is distorted or poorly visualized. Because this technique eliminates the need for retraction on the guide suture tails, it is particularly useful for solo microvascular surgeons.
ACCESSION #
3361218

 

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