Muscular Vessel Pad


The Basic Vessel Pad is 20 x 20 cm and consists of an adult skin layer and a subcutaneous fat layer with three synthetic veins embedded in the subcutaneous fat. The vessels have a standard inner diameter of 6 millimeters and may be infused with fluids using standard syringes affixed to included fittings.


Our vessel pads are constructed from SynTissue® brand synthetic human skin, subcutaneous fat and skeletal muscle. In addition to using it for teaching basic surgical skills, this pad is useful for practicing venous and arterial cutdown, anastomosis, dissection, cannulation and catheterization. Our portable platform pump (sold separately) may also be used to add the realism of physiological flow conditions to training situations.

The skin layer is realistically textured on the surface and smooth on the subcutaneous side. It incorporates a natural wear layer of dead skin at the surface and three discrete layers (i.e., epidermis, dermis and hypodermis) that move independently from one another. This tissue is designed with extensive input from our medical device clients to exhibit realistic puncture resistance, suture holding, and electrocautery and laser scalpel performance. The subcutaneous fat layer is integrated into the pad via an ultrathin layer of fibrous fascia.

Our patented SynTissue brand synthetic human tissue components are designed on the basis of physical tests performed on actual living tissue. Each synthetic tissue is validated (e.g., tensile modulus, abrasion resistance, penetration force, coefficient of friction, thermal conductivity, dielectric constant, etc.) under the same physical conditions as the live tissue it is designed to simulate. The resulting synthetic tissue responds to stimulus much like the real living tissue.

This product is compatible with all equipment found in a typical surgical scenario, including surgical adhesives, laser scalpels, electrocautery devices, gamma knives, ultrasonic probes, fluoroscopes and other imaging equipment (MRI, CT, x-ray, etc.)

Included Tissues: Adult human skin (i.e., epidermis, dermis and hypodermis), subcutaneous fat, skeletal muscle, venous or arterial intima, media and adventitia.

Relevant Skills: Cutdown, cannulation, catheterization, dissection, vein harvesting, anastomosis, incisions, suturing, stapling and application of adhesives.

Equipment Compatibility: Laser scalpels, electrocautery blades, gamma knives, ultrasound equipment and all known imaging equipment.

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All of our products are made in the USA.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 1 in




Vascular Diameter


Skin Color

Brown, Caucasian, Tan