Found Anatomy

May 30, 2011 § 1 Comment

Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All Rights Reserved. Click for larger image.

Left upper extremity found in the medical student’s practical skills center. Tip of thumb missing. Multiple flesh wounds, most of them sutured but none of them healed. « Read the rest of this entry »

Living for a Suture

August 11, 2009 § 4 Comments

man-sewing-life

This weekend I did something I seldom do. I sewed a large patch on one of my jackets (photo credit). Over 500 stitches by hand. And while I was sewing I thought about suturing. « Read the rest of this entry »

Triangulation

September 25, 2008 § 3 Comments

Alexis Carrel

Alexis Carrel

The history of surgery is the history of great ideas and inventions. Ideas so outrageous, no one had dared to imagine them, before someone did. Like using a piece of intestine to replace a cancerous oesophagus. Inventions so ingenious in their simplicity, the rest of the surgical world must have gone “why didn’t I think of that”, when they were introduced.

One of the most brilliant inventions is, in my opinion, the triangulation method for suturing blood vessels. « Read the rest of this entry »

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