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Current Issue - July 2018, Volume 12, Issue No. 2

Official Journal of Malaysian Orthopaedic Association and ASEAN Orthopaedic Association

Microgrids: A Model for Basic Microsurgery Skills Training


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  2. Kalu PU, Atkins J, Baker D, Green CJ, Butler PE. How do we assess microsurgical skill? Microsurgery. 2005; 25(1): 25-9.
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  4. Atkins JL, Kalu PU, Lannon DA, Green CJ, Butler PE. Training in microsurgical skills: Does course-based learning deliver? Microsurgery. 2005; 25(6): 481-5.
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The Malaysian Orthopaedic Journal is a peer-reviewed journal that is published three times a year in both print and electronic online version. The purpose of this journal is to publish original research studies, evaluation of current practices and case reports in various subspecialties of orthopaedics and traumatology, as well as associated fields like basic science, biomedical engineering, rehabilitation medicine and nursing.

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