Introduction to Microsurgical Techniques
Wednesday, 1 July 2020, 08:30 - 17:45
This theory and practical 1 day course is designed to give delegates a basic understanding and experience with general microsurgical / vascular techniques. This course is sponsored by Freelance Surgical Ltd.
This is the second edition of the course “Introduction to Microsurgical Techniques” at the ECVS meeting. The course is designed to give delegates a basic understanding and experience with general microsurgical / microvascular techniques. This course will be divided into a theoretical and a practical session using various low-fidelity models and fresh cadaveric tissues. A larger portion of the course will be spent working with microscopes. This year, the course will take place in a State-of-the-Art Surgery Research and Education center located in central Valencia, the Centro de Investigacion Principe Felipe (CIPF, http://www.cipf.es)
The Theoretical Session
The theoretical session will review common indications for microsurgery in veterinary patients, use of magnification in the form of loupes and operating microscopes, basic instrumentation, ergonomy, and microsurgical suturing techniques.
At the end of the course, each delegate should be able to:
- Close a linear defect in a vessel and ureter using a simple-interrupted and simple-continuous suture pattern
- Perform an end-to-end anastomosis of a 2-3 mm diameter vessel or ureter using a simple-interrupted and simple-continuous suture pattern
- Perform an end-to-side anastomosis of a 2-3 mm diameter vessel or ureter using a simple-continuous pattern
- Understand the basic instrumentation and techniques for use of microvascular coupling devices
Guillaume Chanoit, DEDV, MSc, PhD, DACVS, DECVS, FHEA (GC)
Robert Hardie, DVM, DACVS, DECVS (RH)
|8.45 -9.00||Faculty introductions and Learning Objectives|
|9.00-9.30||Indications for veterinary microsurgery|
|9.30-10.30||Discussion of basic surgical principles – use of magnification, ergonomy, tissue handling, suturing techniques. Discussion on how specific microsurgical techniques are different from some traditional suturing techniques.
• Linear suturing techniques – simple-interrupted and simple-continuous patterns
• End-to-end anastomosis
• End-to-side anastomosis
Practical session (dry lab)
• Introduction to the use of a microscope / surgical loupes - fitting and adjustment for maximum clarity.
(includes one additional coffee/ice cream break)
|Practical session (dry and wet lab)
Using loupes and operating microscope
|17:15-17.25||Discussion on available training models and techniques for routine practice|
|17:25-17:45||Wrap-up - question and answer session|
Each delegate will practice all exercises under magnification with a pair of surgical loupes and operating microscopes.
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