XXIV International Symphosium on Morphological Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey, 2 - 06 June 2015, vol.1, pp.4
INTRODUCTION Fresh frozen human cadavers have been used at surgical training. Using fresh cadavers has advantages. The method has real tissue quality and handling. On the other hand, finding cadavers for educational purposes is a hard process. Therefore, we purpose to do multiple usage of fresh frozen cadavers. Potentiating the cadaver ability is also our aim. For instance, after surgical courses.
RESOURCES Normally, fresh frozen cadavers are conserved at minus 17 °C. In order to use cadavers for training, the procedure starts with thawing. After using for training, they are kept frozen. When thawing and freezing procedure is sustained, the cadavers are not kept for repetitive using.
DESCRIPTION First of all two fresh frozen lower extremities were used in surgical hip arthroscopy course. And then all legs were conserved at minus 17 °C degree. All legs were had the same procedure which included three times thawing-freezing process. When the surgical course was over, formalin injection was done to femoral and popliteal artery.
RESULT Formalin injection fixed the lower extremities. After that they are preserved succesfully.
SIGNIFICANCE Multiple usage of fresh frozen cadavers are possible if they are preserved with formalin. By this way fresh cadavers can be effective for repetitive usage for educational purposes.