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ASiT/Stryker Foundation Skills in Orthopaedics - ASiT 2018 Pre-Conference Course


VENUE: Edinburgh International Conference Centre - Lowther Room

Friday 6th April 2018

This course covers key skills in orthopaedics with a hands-on practical approach. Key areas covered include plastering, fracture plating, arthroscopy and cutting. The course is aimed at medical students, foundation and core trainees wishing to gain basic hands-on practical experience in orthopaedics.

Target audience: Medical student - CT2.

Course Convener: Christina Fleming

Please note this course is not a standalone course, and in order to be eligible to attend, you must register for the ASiT 2018 Conference.


08:45 - 09:00  Registration

09:00 - 09:30  Immediate management of the broken limb - Mechanism of injury, Other injuries including pelvic, Open vs Closed, Simple Vs Comminuted, Extra Vs Intrarticular

09:30 - 10:00  Principles of Casting and immobilization and techniques - What is plaster of Paris, How does it work, Cautions and top tips

09:30 - 10:00  Practical Session: Application and safe removal of cast (Mr Derek Neil – RHSC) & Application of pelvic binder

10:45 - 11:00  Coffee

11:00 – 11:30  Principles of Fixing Fractures – When to fix, Principles of different fixing devices, Difference in children

11:30 -13:30  Practical Session in Operative Fracture Management: Fracture plating workshop, Insertion of K wires

13:30-14:00  Lunch

14:00-14:30  Power tool basics – What are power tools, Safe Handling

14:30 – 15:00  Principles of arthroscopy

1500-16:45  Practical Session: Cutting academy & Introduction to Arthroscopy S up and access for arthroscopy, using arthroscopy camera and instruments in simulator/box

16:45-17:00  Conclusion, feedback and course evaluation   


The course will conclude with a free evening drinks reception and canapés from 1800.

Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Morrison Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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