Facial transplants, hand replants, and free flaps are only possible in large part due to microsurgery.
I finally got around to reading the “History of Microsurgery.” The article is good reading for anyone interested in the history of microsurgery.
The article, written by Susumu Tamai, M.D., Ph.D., (Japan) was received for publication in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery on June 14, 2007.
Microsurgery is relatively young, and Dr. Tamai breaks down the history into four periods. Read more »
*This blog post was originally published at Suture for a Living*