VENUE: Edinburgh International Conference Centre
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
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.