Accurate placement of microvascular guide sutures

Alan Dardik, Barbara J. Ballermann, G. Melville Williams

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)703-705
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Surgeon
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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