We are planning to resume our “normal” operations starting at the end of May in compliance with all guidelines for social distancing and PPE usage.
Dear colleagues, due to the COVID-19 outbreak the regular Basic Microsurgery Courses are suspended and we are happy to introduce the Free Virtual Training Webinar with the most important subjects that you should know about the Basic Microsurgery training.
To sign up for this webinar please click here.
The Basic Microsurgery course involves 40 hours of one-on-one, individualized training of microsurgical techniques in a small class environment where every student can learn at their own pace.
In this course, students will learn how to use the operating microscope, micro-instruments, and micro-sutures to perform end-to-end anastomoses, end-to-side anastomoses, a peripheral nerve repair, and an interpositional vein graft on live rat models. At the end of the course, students can attempt a groin cutaneous free tissue flap as a final assessment or perform any above procedures within a time limit. Throughout these procedures, students will practice self-control, patience, handling of fragile tissues, attention to detail, manual dexterity, efficiency in completion of an anastomosis, and brain-hand-eye-foot coordination.
Because these skills are transferable to other clinical professions, this course is a valuable learning experience for surgeons, clinicians, and researchers alike. Students who successfully complete the curriculum will receive the Basic Microsurgery Certificate of Training.
What will you learn?
- Use of the operating microscope
- Basic suturing techniques using a plastic model
- Performing end-to-end arterial anastomoses utilizing the femoral artery of the rat (1 mm diameter): forehand, backhand, and one-way-up suturing techniques
- Performing end-to-end venous anastomoses utilizing the femoral vein of the rat (1.3 mm diameter)
- Performing an interpositional vein graft using a femoral vein graft (1.3 mm diameter) and epigastric vein graft (1 mm diameter)
- Performing end-to-side anastomoses: end of the femoral artery to the side of the femoral vein and end of the femoral vein to the side of the femoral artery
- Completing a peripheral epineurial repair of the rat sciatic nerve
- Performing a groin cutaneous free tissue flap