Instruments, Sutures and Needles for Hand Transplantation
A complete range of instruments to face any possible situation during a hand transplantation procedure is mandatory. The material and instruments needed for hand transplantation should be carefully selected and prepared in advance. Their division into practical and readyto-use sets is essential in a scenario where wasting time must be minimised. Our list of instruments and materials as well as the additional items to be used in the operating theatre is as follows:
Surgical instruments trays
Suture stitches tray
One table with sterile sheets
Two tables, one of which prepared with a tray for harvesting an iliac crest bone graft
Two squared tables: one for the osteosynthesis set; one for the harvested limb (including iced solution)
Operating microscope with videocamera and monitor
Portable image intensifier.
KeywordsIliac Crest Bone Graft Needle Holder Wire Cutter Double Action Hand Transplantation
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