Institute of Surgery and Innovation

Hand & Forearm Course

Course                     UPPER LIMB - Hand and Forearm

Dates                        Monday 13th - Wednesday 15th April 2015


                                  2 delegates per cadaver

                                  Fresh-frozen cadaver

                                  All instrumentation and disposables

Cost                          900 Resident (F1, F2, CT1, CT2, ST3-8)

                                  999 Attending

                                  Fees in GBP (£)

To register complete the registration form and email to

Venue                       Clinical Skills Centre
                                  City Hospital
                                  Hucknall Road
                                  NG5 1PB
                                  United Kingdom

Participants             Strictly limited number

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Our core skills in hand and forearm surgery is a highly-interactive course that is ideally structured to meet the training needs of the aspiring surgeon in the rapidly, evolving and complex area of hand surgery. Participants will learn the surgical techniques in dealing with hand trauma, with the emphasis on soft tissue injuries (including tendon, nerve and ligament injuries), bone fixation and administration of local anaesthetic blocks to the wrist and digits.


Practical skills training using fresh-frozen hand with forearms, simulators, plastic bones and loupes/microscopes.

Key benefits

This course is designed to teach aspiring hand, orthopaedic & trauma and plastic surgeons, safe surgical techniques in dealing with hand trauma, with emphasis on soft tissue and bony injuries.

Day 1

Welcome from the Institute of Surgery and Innovation

  • Anaesthetics and soft tissue cover
  • Applied anatomy and healing
  • Local and regional blocks
  • Incision for common access and exposure
  • Compartment syndrome/fasciotomies
  • Finger tip injuries and local flap reconstruction techniques
  • Thumb and proximal digit injuries and local flap reconstruction techniques
  • Volar V-Y flap, Bilateral V-Y flaps, Cross finger flap, Reverse cross finger flap, Thenar flap, Moberg flap, Axial flag flap, Kite flap
  • Forearm flaps

Day 2 ( Supported by acumed )

  • Hand and wrist applied anatomy
  • Physiology of bone healing
  • Fracture fixation - plate and screw fixation, K-wire fixation, interosseous wire fixation
  • Fusion of DIPJ
  • Fusion of PIPJ
  • Lunate revascularisation with pedicled bone graft

Day 3

  • Flexor tendon repair and rehabilitation
  • Extensor tendon repair and rehabilitation
  • Joints and ligaments
  • Incision for access and decompression of nerves
  • Posterior intersosseous nerve harvest
  • Nerve repair and interposition graft under Microscope
  • PIPJ hyperextension injury
  • Thumb ulnar collateral injury

Faculty             Dr A Gohritz (FESSH Council Member)


Tel                    0871 288 5135
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To register please email the completed Registration form and transfer the course fee to the account below.

Account name:       Institute of Surgery and Innovation
Bank:                      Barclays Bank PLC
Sort Code:              20-63-28
Account Number:   20244511
Transport       Nottingham is easily accessible by train and plane (East Midlands Airport).

Registration fee includes     tea/coffee and training materials.

Certification   Upon successful completion of all requirements, as decided by the faculty, students receive the Certificate of Attendance.

Links                British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons

                          British Orthopaedic Association

                          The Conference Website