Friday, 21 May 2010


Microsurgery is the art of surgery involving an operating microscope & microscopic instruments & sutures. The sutures (threads) are smaller than a person's hair. The techniques are used for:

1. microvascular & 'free flap' surgery

2. nerve surgery (eg. facial nerve palsy/paralysis)

3. lymphoedema (tissue swelling secondary to lymph vessel obstruction) surgery

4. eyelid surgery

5. precision skin closure to minimize scaring

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