Supermicrosurgical anastomosis competition during the 2018 ICSM Conference
Updated: Dec 16, 2019
Featuring a Supermicrosurgery anastomosis competition using 12-0 nylon suture with 70x Mitaka microscope in a 0.2mm rat tail artery.
From first time to the second!
The original super-microsurgery proponent, Professor Koshima, defined super-microsurgery as a blood vessel with a diameter less than 0.6 mm. With the development of microsurgical techniques and equipment, blood vessel anastomosis with a diameter of 0.2-0.3 mm was brought to fruition. This holds clinical value especially in the field of fingertip replantation, ultra-small perforator flap free transplantation, microscopic lymphatic surgery, and other fields.
In 2016, we held the first " MITAKA Cup" super microsurgical vascular anastomosis contest. The participants were tasked with completing vascular anastomosis of a diameter of 0.2mm under a microscope of 70x. The contest was a complete success!
In 2018, we invited more supermicrosurgical experts to join this competition.