Silicone-based simulation models for peripheral nerve microsurgery


Gul B. U. , Yanilmaz D. K. , Arslan D., Bayrannicli M., AKBULUT HALATCI Ö.

JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY, vol.72, no.3, pp.477-483, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.bjps.2018.10.025
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.477-483

Abstract

Background: There is a need for a peripheral nerve model on which surgeons-intraining can simulate the repair of nerve injuries at their own pace. Although practicing on animal models/cadavers is considered the "gold standard" of microsurgical training, the proposed model aims to provide a platform for improving the technical skills of surgical trainees prior to their practice on cadaver/animal models. In addition, this model has the potential to serve as a standardized test medium for assessing the skill sets of surgeons.