"Airborne" suture tying technique for the microvascular anastomosis

Hung Chi Chen, Samir Mardini, Feng Chou Tsai

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Minimizing ischemia time is critical for some flaps, especially jejunal flaps. This suture-tying technique, which maintains the suture ends up in the air, helps the surgeon to avoid the occasional frustration encountered when attempting to pick up a suture end that is embedded in the surrounding adventitia. It also helps the surgeon to save time in performing the anastomosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1225-1228
Number of pages4
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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