Basic Microsurgery Training Using the Laboratory Rat (Rattus norvegicus)
Technical Report,23 Mar 2017,15 Mar 2018
DAVID GRANT USAF MEDICAL CENTER TRAVIS AFB CA TRAVIS AFB
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Objectives The purpose of this course is to familiarize PGY-3 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residents with basic principles of microvascular surgery. At the conclusion of the course, the participant will be better suited to assistperform basic techniques required in nerve and vessel reanastamosis. Methods Over a 4 day period, the participant will learn via both didactic and hands-on experience. Using a rat model, the participant will learn to utilize basic microsurgical techniques and become familiar with the instrumentation. Results Hands on skill set will develop to further assist the resident in actual human patient procedures. Conclusion The OMS microvascular course is an essential part of the contemporary Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery resident training. The course will provide the basic skills needed to perform and assist in human surgeries.
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