Rubber tubing for microvascular practice

Introduction: Practice in inanimate materials are necessary for laboratorial and clinical microsurgical technique use. A new approach to microsurgical training is now propose. Methods: Rubber tubes from látex surgical gloves were made in different diameter (the smaller with 0.5mm) where end-to-end and end-to-side microanastomosis were done using 9, 10 and 11-0 Nylon microsurgical thread. Conclusions: The model is a contribution to the traditionals models of training in microsurgery as it diminish costs and spare experimentation animals.

Microsurgery; Surgery; Surgical models

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