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microsurgery

intricate surgery performed on cells, tissues, etc., using a specially designed operating microscope and miniature precision instruments

microsurgery

[¦mī·krō′sər·jə·rē]
(biology)
Surgery on single cells by micromanipulation.

microsurgery

Surgical operations on humans with the aid of a microscope. Dating back to the 1960s, microsurgery is routinely performed to reconstruct damaged tissue by reattaching skin, bone and blood vessels or moving them from one part of the body to another. See microhand.
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Synovis MCA's foundation product is the Coupler, a device used by microsurgeons in several specialties to connect extremely small arteries or veins, without sutures, quickly, easily and with consistently excellent results.
Her joke about Bush elicited the largest laugh of the evening, as Baez explained that three microsurgeons were boastfully telling stories, trying to top one another.
In an eight- and-a-half-hour operation, two teams of microsurgeons worked together to remove her right leg below the knee and her left arm near the elbow.
When this patient mangled most of her right hand in an accident, a team of microsurgeons (doctors who use microscopes to operate on tiny body parts) "replanted" her three detached fingers and crafted a thumb from the woman's toes
The injured man was taken to the Royal Liverpool hospital but later transferred to Whiston, where microsurgeons carried out a 16hour operation to save his hand.
The arm was quickly preserved in a towel and put on ice before it was swiftly transported to UCLA Medical Center, where a team of hand surgeons and microsurgeons reattached the limb in a 6-1/2-hour procedure, said Simi Singer, a hospital spokeswoman.
This sophisticated atlas covers more than 50 specific procedures that beginning microsurgeons as well as more experienced surgeons will want to add to their arsenal to stay competitive in their practice.
They are the first two dual fellowship-trained microsurgeons in practice (microsurgery fellowship & robotic surgery fellowship) and have specialized expertise in both traditional microsurgery and robotic assisted microsurgery.
Experts believe the advantages provided by robotics in elimination of tremor, scaling of motion and enhanced magnification have the potential to further expand the field of microsurgery, along with uniformity in the tools utilized by microsurgeons across various fields providing a common robotic assisted microsurgical platform.
3 In an intricate five-hour operation microsurgeons attach the face.
Microsurgeons will use the GEM SuperFine MicroClip in various specialties - plastic and reconstructive, head and neck, orthopedic and hand - in procedures ranging from breast reconstruction to tissue grafts following cancer surgery and the reattachment or repair of fingers and limbs.
Speaking exclusively to the Daily Record, he told how two advisors, three microsurgeons, one orthopaedic surgeon and two surgeons who cared for the donor limb all worked together.