Before carrying out any surgical procedure, it is important to familiarise yourself with the relevant anatomy of the surgical site and to practice the procedure on a dead animal. This will allow you to identify potential difficulties, will ensure you have all the correct instruments and material available, and also enable you to carry out the procedure more rapidly and with minimal trauma. This will reduce the likelihood of wound infections post-operatively, as well as resulting in better experimental outcomes. An understanding of the relevant anatomy will provide:
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Updated on 12th May 2020