Novel and Efficient Synthetic Microvascular Anastomosis Training Model
The authors present a novel synthetic vascular model for microanastomosis training. This model is suitable for trainees with intermediate level of microsurgical skills, and useful as a bridging model between simple suturing exercise and in vivo rat vessel anastomosis during pre-clinical training. It is an easy model to construct, using widely available materials. It simulates arterial anastomosis well, and enables direct observation and feedback of the anastomosis quality. This model is non-commercialized, cost effective, and is readily accessible. This model allows the trainee to grow their microsurgical skills ethically, systematically and confidently.