Essential Principles and Practical Skills in Plastic Surgery:

Local Flaps, Approaches to the Hand, and Tendon Repairs

30th October 2021

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.

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 October 2021
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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