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Table 1 Evaluation criteria: 1: perform independently; 2: perform with little support; 3: perform with clear support; 4: only basic theoretical knowledge; 5: insufficient theoretical and practical knowledge

From: Microsurgical training course for clinicians and scientists: a 10-year experience at the Münster University Hospital

  1 2 3 4 5
Handling a surgical microscope      
Handling a surgical instrument      
Handling a microsurgical instrument      
Handling sutures - macro      
Handling sutures - micro      
Implementation of manual and instrumental knots      
Carrying out knots under the microscope      
Performing a vascular anastomosis, diameter > 5 mm      
Perform a micro vascular anastomosis, diameter < 5 mm      
Performing a nerve suture