Implantable Cook-Swartz Doppler probe versus Synovis Flow Coupler for the post-operative monitoring of free flap breast reconstruction.

@article{Um2014ImplantableCD,
  title={Implantable Cook-Swartz Doppler probe versus Synovis Flow Coupler for the post-operative monitoring of free flap breast reconstruction.},
  author={Grace T Um and Jeff Chang and Otway Louie and Shannon M. Colohan and Hakim K. Said and Peter C. Neligan and David Woodbridge Mathes},
  journal={Journal of plastic, reconstructive & aesthetic surgery : JPRAS},
  year={2014},
  volume={67 7},
  pages={
          960-6
        }
}
BACKGROUND The Cook-Swartz Doppler has long been a trusted tool for close monitoring of blood flow after microvascular reconstruction; however, device implantation requires additional operating time. Synovis Life Technologies, Inc. received FDA approval in 2010 for the Flow Coupler, which combines an end-to-end anastomotic coupler with a removable 20 MHz Doppler, allowing both procedures to be performed simultaneously. However, its short history of widespread use necessitates further evaluation… CONTINUE READING

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