microsurgery

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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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We have four surgeons in the service who do microvascular surgery and two other head and neck surgeons.
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New techniques, particularly in the area of microvascular surgery, have recently revolutionized aspects of the management of post-traumatic thumb reconstruction.
A study examined 18 diabetic patients who had microvascular surgery on ulcerated lower limbs.
Not only do the center's nine surgeons perform about 5,500 operations annually, they are also involved in developing some of the latest techniques and equipment used in hand and microvascular surgery.
A few years later, with training in microvascular surgery for breast reconstruction (Peter) and specialized hand surgery (Majidian) under their belts, the two younger doctors joined the Grossman practice.
In some flaps, the blood supply remains attached at one end to the donor site; in others, the blood vessels in the flap are reattached to vessels at the new site using microvascular surgery.
The department provides consultation and treatment for patients with disorders of the musculoskeletal system and comprehensive services for orthopaedic specialties, including joint replacement and reconstructive surgery, hand and microvascular surgery, sports medicine, arthroscopy, foot and ankle surgery, pediatric orthopaedics, spinal diseases, orthopaedic trauma, orthopaedic oncology, and metabolic bone disease.
The seven-hour microvascular surgery on January 26 was the first sucessful hand reattachment in Sub-Saharan Africa, the hospital said.