Essential Principles and Practical Skills in Plastic Surgery:

Local Flaps, Approaches to the Hand, and Tendon Repairs

30th July 2022

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Cardiff, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff

About:

This course is aimed at providing surgical trainees interested in plastic surgery or junior surgeons in plastic surgery with a sound foundation of the surgical principles pertinent at this level. The day will predominantly consist of hands-on practical skills workshops on animal tissue and simulated models, which will provide the attendee with the opportunity to design various local flaps, practice various surgical approaches to the hand, and gain a thorough understanding of the various methods of flexor and extensor tendon repairs. The day, with a high delegate-to-tutor ratio, will cover the principles and designs of local flaps, the execution of various types of Z-plasties, and the assessment of hand, wrist and forearm injuries. It will also discuss the surgical approaches to different hand conditions and the principles of flexor and extensor tendon repair techniques and their rehabilitation.

Reviews

Excellent course. I just wish that I'd known about it a couple of months earlier.

SS
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
17th July 2021, Crewe

The course was very useful and relevant to my stage of training. Faculty were helpful and gave constructive feedback.

JF
Royal Preston Hospital, Preston, United Kingdom
17th July 2021, Crewe

I think this was by far one of the best Plastics courses I have attended as a junior doctor. It addressed the basic questions and slowly built up to more complex theories. Fun and interactive with a fair bit of history. I particularly found designing flaps on sponge and moving the tissue flaps around useful. I enjoyed even more when we were given pictures of lesions with laminated sheets to design flaps; it was very realistic and allowed application of what we had just learnt previously. A very knowledgeable and friendly faculty. It was a great course. I wouldn’t mind attending it again.

SN
Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
17th July 2021, Crewe

The course was very informative and tutors were helpful.

IW
Countess of Chester Hospital, Chester, United Kingdom

Very good course. Well organized and to the point. Excellent practical examples.

TV
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
17th July 2021, Crewe

Excellent course.

KT
Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
17th July 2021, Crewe

This was an excellent, action-packed day that touched on many important aspects of plastic and reconstructive surgery for Junior Trainees. I would highly recommend it to anyone considering the speciality as a career.

KB
Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, United Kingdom
17th July 2021, Crewe

Very useful course.

AG
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
17th July 2021, Crewe

A very interesting and useful course, especially for junior doctors who wish to enter Plastics training.

FG
North Bristol NHS Trust, United Kingdom
17th July 2021, Crewe

The course was precise and provided accurate information.

NJ
17th July 2021, Crewe

Good delegate-to-tutor ratio. Mr Jose is very approachable, friendly and excellent at teaching. The same goes to Mr Samuel George and all the faculty. A lot of hands-on sessions, which were very good.

SL
Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast
30th October 2021, Cardiff

Amazing course covering a breadth of topics! Very friendly and enthusiastic tutors. Highly recommend. Thank you all for a great course!

AY
30th October 2021, Cardiff

Very useful topics for CT1 level. Tutors were very helpful. I especially enjoyed the session with the acetate designing flaps and encouragement to be creative.

KR
30th October 2021, Cardiff

Fantastic course!

CK
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
30th October 2021, Cardiff

Excellent course. It was above expectations.

AM
Guys and St Thomas' NHS Trust, United Kingdom
30th October 2021, Cardiff

Excellent and relevant course for aspiring Plastics trainees.

SS
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
30th October 2021, Cardiff

I have learned a lot during the course and the faculty members were so friendly and approachable. I will definitely recommend this course to others.

AA
30th October 2021, Cardiff

Very impressive.

HG
30th October 2021, Cardiff

I found it very good. I learnt a lot, and the tutors were very keen to teach and provide further explanations where necessary.

RC
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, United Kingdom
30th October 2021, Cardiff

Faculty:

Mr Rajive Jose, MBBS, MS, DNB (Plast), MCh, FRCSEd, FRCS (Plast), DiplHandSurg
Course Convenor
Consultant in Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and the Birmingham Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham

Mr Jagajeevan Jagadeesan, MBBS, MSc, M.Adv.Surg. (Craniofacial), FRCS (Plast)
Consultant in Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery
University Hospitals of Birmingham and Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Mr Karthik Srinivasan, MBBS, MS, FRCS (Plast)
Consultant in Plastic Surgery
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and the Birmingham Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham


Mr Samuel George, MBChB, MSc, FRCS (Plast), DiplHandSurg, MFSTEd
Consultant in Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham and the Birmingham Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham

Learning Objectives:

By the end of this course, the attendee should be able to:
  • understand the principles and designs of local flaps.
  • choose appropriate local flaps for various clinical scenarios.
  • design and execute common local flaps including rotation, transposition, advance-ment, rhomboid and hatchet flaps on simulators and animal tissue.
  • understand the principles and designs of various types of Z-plasties.
  • design and execute various Z-plasties – simple Z-plasty, multiple Z-plasties, four flap Z-plasty and five flap Z-plasty – on simulators and animal tissue.
  • understand the various surgical approaches to the hand and hand conditions.
  • confidently assess and evaluate hand, wrist and forearm injuries.
  • understand the principles of flexor and extensor tendon repair techniques and reha-bilitation.
  • understand the various exposures for repairing flexor and extensor tendons.
  • perform different types of flexor tendon repairs including modified Kessler tech nique, cruciate repair, Pulvertaft weave, and epitendinous repairs such as continuous and Silfverskiold sutures.
  • understand the different rehabilitative regimes for various zones of tendon repairs.
  • recognise the complications of flexor tendon repairs.

Aimed at:

  • FY2, CT1 and CT2 in Surgery with an interest in Plastic Surgery
  • Themed CT1 and CT2 in Plastic Surgery
  • ST3 trainees in Plastic Surgery
  • Non-Trainees in Plastic Surgery at an SHO/Early Registrar Level
Quick Information
Places are currently available.
Date 30th July 2022
Time 0830 – 1745 hours
Venue
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College of Physicians and Surgeons of Cardiff, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff
Course Fee £185.00
Closing Date Places will be offered on a first-come-first-served basis and therefore we are unable to provide a precise closing date.
No of Places 16
Dress code Professional/Semi-formal
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