Study on the dynamic behavior of arterial end-to-end anastomosis
Vascular disorders, such as atherosclerosis and aneurysms are treated by vascular surgery operations, and involve the stitching of disconnected human arteries with themselves or with artificial grafts. Stitching techniques and related suture materials are of great importance. The aim of this study is to assess the mechanical behavior of the connecting region of two, initially separated, human arteries (end-to-end anastomosis) and to provide useful design parameters for a large number of problems, with different geometrical and mechanical properties. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014.