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Microsurgery is a type of surgery where an operation microscope is required in order to perform opératoire precision acts. A typical modern surgery operation For other meanings of the word, see Surgery (disambiguation) Surgery (from the Greek cheirourgia meaning hand work) is the medical specialty that treats diseases or injuries by operative manual and instrumental treatment. ... 1852 microscope Compound microscope made by John Cuff in 1750 A microscope (Greek: micron = small and scopos = aim) is an instrument for viewing objects that are too small to be seen by the naked or unaided eye. ...


The first microsurgical transplantation of the great toe (big toe) to thumb was performed in April 1968 by Mr. John Cobbett, in England. 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ...


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Microsurgery Information on Healthline (904 words)
Microsurgery is surgery that is performed on very small structures, such as blood vessels and nerves, with specialized instruments under a microscope.
Microsurgery uses techniques that have been performed by surgeons since the early twentieth century, such as blood vessel repair and organ transplantation, but under conditions that make traditional vascular surgery difficult or impossible.
As in the case of suture thread, the type of needle used depends on the procedure and tissue to be sutured; generally, needles with a diameter of less than 0.15 mm are used for microsurgery.
eMedicine - Principles of Microsurgery : Article by James Chang, MD (2472 words)
Microsurgery may not be the best solution for all reconstructive dilemmas and certainly is not the first choice in the reconstructive ladder.
Once the decision to proceed with microsurgery is made, the optimal flap must be chosen.
In microsurgery, preoperative planning and attention to the details of the operation are critical for success.
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