Vein Grafts

  • Vein Grafts

    On occasion when planning reconstruction it is clear from the outset that the intended free flap lacks the pedicle length to reach adequate, healthy receptor vessels. This deficiency may not be apparent until the pro-cedure is underway. Whether no alternative reconstruction is possible or whether past the point of no return, this shortfall, due to […]

  • Suturing Sequence

    The sequence in which the sutures are placed may vary, but the same technique is used for each individual suture. For end-to-end anastomosis, a suture is inserted at each end of the opening. The back wall is then sutured, followed by the front wall. For end-to-side anastomosis, the triangulation technique classically described by Carrel is […]