Local flap technique is an essential topic in reconstructive surgery, and should be learnt at the beginning of plastic surgery training. Conventional training includes an observation period followed by surgical application. This method involves considerable time and additional stress to residents. To overcome these limitations, modern training equipment, including industrial and animal models, have been developed.
- Bjellerup M.
Novel method for training skin flap surgery: polyurethane foam dressing used as a skin equivalent.
Dermatol Surg. 2005; 31: 1107-1111
- Grunwald T.
- Krummel T.
- Sherman R.
Advanced technologies in plastic surgery: how new innovations can improve our training and practice.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004; 114: 1556-1567
3However, these materials are not always reasonably priced or readily available.
- Ellabban M.G.
- Oudit D.
- Juma A.
A simple model for practicing local flap design.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005; 115: 656-657
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- Novel method for training skin flap surgery: polyurethane foam dressing used as a skin equivalent.Dermatol Surg. 2005; 31: 1107-1111
- Advanced technologies in plastic surgery: how new innovations can improve our training and practice.Plast Reconstr Surg. 2004; 114: 1556-1567
- A simple model for practicing local flap design.Plast Reconstr Surg. 2005; 115: 656-657
Published online: August 20, 2007
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