• Microvascular Anastomotic Arterial Coupling: A Systematic Review

    5 days ago - By Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery

    The first microvascular anastomosis in arteries using pins was described in 1759.1 Since, many techniques have emerged to improve its efficiency and effectiveness.2 Microvascular anastomotic coupler devices are composed of two inter-locking rings of pins, which precisely interpose the vessel ends to provide intima-to-intima contact, without any foreign material entering the lumen. Although failure rates in free tissue transfers are low, about 1% - 10%, most occur following technical errors.
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