Microarteriorrhaphy: blood flow after wound healing.

Blair WF, Pedersen DR, Joos K, Green ER, Bondi D
Microsurgery. 1985 6 (2): 116-20

PMID: 3160910 · DOI:10.1002/micr.1920060212

The present study tests the hypothesis that early wound healing effects blood flow after experimental microarteriorrhaphy. Hemodynamic variables were measured in the rat femoral artery prior to and 3 weeks after both interrupted and continuous microarteriorrhaphy techniques. The hemodynamic variables (blood velocities, lumen geometry, and calculated blood flow) were measured by 20-MHz pulsed ultrasonic Doppler velocity meter (PUDVM) methods. The control values (N = 22) and the 3 weeks postoperative values, for both the interrupted (N = 11) and continuous groups (N = 11), were not statistically different (P greater than .01). The average calculated blood flows were as follows: control group 10.85 +/- 1.45 cc/min, interrupted group 12.01 +/- .92 cc/min, and continuous group 8.50 +/- 1.45 cc/min. Three weeks of wound healing after microarteriorrhaphy did not significantly change blood flow variables compared to preoperative values.

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Animals Femoral Artery Microsurgery Rats Rheology Suture Techniques Wound Healing

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