Hand Sculpture Course

2nd and 3rd July 2018

Beeches Conference Centre, Birmingham


This two-day course is aimed at trainees in Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedics as well as any other health professionals who are interested in Hand surgery. The course consists of lectures by eminent Hand surgeons on anatomy of the hand and hands-on sculpting training. Sculpting is done on a model of hand and wrist skeleton using wax and oil paints. This is a technique used by Forensic sculptors in creating facial sculptures from skulls. Delegates are taught the basic techniques of sculpting and they are encouraged to build the hand layer by layer over the two days, completing with a complete hand with surface anatomical land marks. Special emphasis will be made on creating the key anatomical structures such as:

  • Extrinsic ligaments of wrist
  • Intrinsic ligaments of wrist
  • Collateral ligaments of thumb and fingers
  • Small muscles of the hand
  • Extensor and flexor tendons
  • Extensor retinaculum
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Median, Ulnar nerves
  • Radial ulnar arteries and palmar arch

Unlike anatomy course, taught on cadavers, this course will enable delegates to visualise and appreciate the three dimensional anatomy of intricate anatomical parts of the hand including the precise attachments and arrangements of ligaments and tendons.Sculpting as a technique is a useful skill for reconstructive surgeons as it helps to develop fine motor skills and tissue handling.

Aimed at

Core surgical trainees, Higher Surgical Trainees and Consultants in Hand Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery

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Places are currently available.
Dates 2nd and 3rd July 2018

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Beeches Conference Centre, Bournville, Birmingham, B30 1LS
Course Fee £ 300.00
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 12
Dress code Professional/Semi-formal
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