A combined needle holder and scissors for head and neck microsurgery

A combined needle holder and scissors for head and neck microsurgery A microsurgical instrument incorporating a needle holder and scissors was developed and used in 14 operations. The combined instrument was used with #9–0 to #10–0 sutures for hypoglossal facial anastomosis (n=2) and free radial forearm flaps (n=9). Inadvertent cutting of sutures or tissue did not occur. The combined instrument may offer advantages in microscopic neck surgery, especially when assistance is not available. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

A combined needle holder and scissors for head and neck microsurgery

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 1999 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s002380050277
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Abstract

A microsurgical instrument incorporating a needle holder and scissors was developed and used in 14 operations. The combined instrument was used with #9–0 to #10–0 sutures for hypoglossal facial anastomosis (n=2) and free radial forearm flaps (n=9). Inadvertent cutting of sutures or tissue did not occur. The combined instrument may offer advantages in microscopic neck surgery, especially when assistance is not available.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 15, 1999

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