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FELLOWSHIPS in Hand Surgery

Fellows are accepted to join the practice at Circle Hospital in Bath.
These would generally be senior Trainees in Hand Surgery, but more junior trainees from the level of medical student are considered for briefer periods.

This attachment is open to those in the final stages of training in Hand Surgery – preference is given to those in preparation for FRCS (Plast), FRCS (Orth), or the BSSH Diploma in Hand Surgery. The period can be shared with other units in the same region.
Interested individuals should contact Mr Sammut for information on requirements and vacancy.

INFORMAL TUTORIALS are conducted on a regular basis for senior trainees, preparing for FRCS (Plast), FRCS (Orth) and the BSSH Diploma in Hand Surgery, outside of the Fellowswhip attachments. Next group: tutorials starting January 2018, London. These are not listed. Nor are Departmental and regional teaching meetings.
Interested individuals should contact Mr Sammut directly.

 

 

Formal Courses

 

TENDON TRANSFER IN THE HAND: CADAVERIC COURSE

 
 
 

DAY ONE: ANATOMY of FOREARM AND HAND

DAY TWO: TENDON TRANSFERS IN THE HAND

 
 
 
Two day cadaveric demonstration course dedicated to instruction on Tendon Transfers in the Hand
 
Day 1: Anatomy of the Forearm and Hand
 
Day 2: Tendon Transfers in the Hand
 
Course Organiser: The Vesalius Clinical Training Centre
 
Venue: The Vesalius Clinical Training Centre, Southwell Street, Bristol (University of Bristol)
 
 
Faculty: DONALD SAMMUT, HAND SURGEON
 
 
Participants:
 
1. Specialist Trainees in Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery
2. Hand Therapists
3. Consultant Hand Surgeons
 
Maximum 10 participants
 
Format:
 
Day 1
 
The day consists of five sessions of prosection conducted by Faculty (DS) with a maximum of 10 participants seated around the table. Participants will perform no dissection but will be free to assist, to question, request repeat and discuss. The course will start with a video presentation of the material to be covered that day, with live commentary.
 
Day 2
 
1. General introduction to biomechanics and principles of tendon transfer
 
2. Lecture on Median Nerve anatomy and paralysis
 
3. Dissection session on Tendon transfer for Median Nerve paralysis
a. The 4 main opposition plasties
b. Surgery for high median palsy
 
4. Lecture on Ulnar Nerve anatomy and paralysis
 
5. Dissection session on Tendon Transfer for Ulnar nerve paralysis
a. Correction of the Intrinsic minus hand
b. Adductorplasty of the thumb
c. Adductorplasty of the little finger
d. Supplementary techniques (tendeuses, stabilisation etc.)
 
6. Lecture on Radial Nerve Palsy anatomy and paralysis
 
7. Dissection session on Tendon transfer for Radial nerve paralysis
a. Restoration of Thumb extension
b. Restoration of Wrist extension
c. Restoration of long digit extension
 
8. Miscellaneous dissection e.g. Swan neck correction
 

Fee for 2 day course: £550

Information and application via Vesalius Centre, Southwell Street, Bristol

Email: Vesalius-courses@bristol.ac.uk     Telephone: +44 (0) 117 92874014

Web:  bris.ac.uk/Vesalius

Next Course: To be announced – autumn 2018

Places are secured only by payment of fee.

 

 

SO YOU WANT TO BE A HAND SURGEON…

One day course, organised by the British Society for Surgery of the Hand, on the practice of Hand Surgery. This course is aimed primarily at the Core Surgery Trainee who has decided on a career in Surgery, but has yet to choose a speciality. It is, however, open to all, from Students to those in formal Plastic Surgery or Orthopaedic Training.

the course will cover all levels of a career in Hand Surgery, from the early stages of training up to practice as a Consultant. Faculty has been selected from all levels – Foundation doctor to Consultant Hand Surgeons.

Venue: The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London

Cost: Free; deposit retained against attendance.

Date: 8th April 2017

Course Organiser and Faculty Head: Donald Sammut, Hand Surgeon

Details and Application: BSSH Secretariat: secretariat@bssh.ac.uk

 


UPPER LIMB ANATOMY DISSECTION COURSE

Two day Course of dissection performed by prosectors – Consisting of:
1. Film presentation of dissection

2. Multiple dissection sessions on fresh cadaver specimens, prosected, and demonstrated, by Hand Surgeons.

3. Surface anatomy demonstration on live model.

The course was founded by Donald Sammut and David Evans and started at Windsor Hand Clinic,
It has been held continuously since 1997, and has recently moved to the Vesalius Centre, Bristol.

 

Anatomy Course

 

 

Faculty Glasgow Anatomy

Faculty: Henk GIELE, David EVANS, Donald SAMMUT, Simon KAY, Lorenzo GARAGNANI, Vikram DEVARAJ

For information: info@donaldsammut.com
The Vesalius Centre External Events Coordinators:
                                       Laura Savage: +44 (0) 117 9287404
                                       Ingmar Stacey: +44 (0)117 9287489

CME points 13

Next Course:  27th-28th February 2019

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Teaching calendar

2018

3rd February 2018
Tutorials on : Intrinsic Muscle examination and Understanding
BSSH Instructional Courses in Hand Surgery, Manchester 2nd/3rd February
Coordinator: Mr Lindsay Muir, Hand Surgeon, Manchester

14th March 2018
Public Lecture:  Drawing; Surgery and Poetry
at: Marks Make Meaning exhibition and events at University of Brighton.
Coordinator: Dr Philippa Lyon, Research Fellow, University of Brighton

23rd -24th February 2018
BSSH Upper Limb Dissection Course
Vesalius Training Centre, University of Bristol, Bristol
http://www.bssh.ac.uk/education/courses
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13th April 2018
Invited Speaker; Meeting
The Biomechanics of the hand with focus on the intrinsic muscles and the paralyzed hand

Theme: Sport trauma of the hand and wrist, CMCJ of the thumb, nerve and wrist problems.
Meeting
Utrecht, Holland

 

27th April 2018
Keynote speaker: Canadian Society of Hand Therapists
11th Annual Conference, Ottawa, Ontario

Lectures:
Nerve Anatomy of the Upper Limb
Tendon transfers in the hand
Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Thumb
Leprosy surgery in Nepal

 

29th and 30th November 2018
Invited Speaker: Italian Society of Hand Surgery (SICM)

SURGICAL TECHNIQUES IN HAND SURGERY:
ligaments, tendons, fractures and arthroplasty
Lectures/Demos

  • Surgical Anatomy of the Extensor System
  • Swan Neck Deformity
  • Cadaver Demonstration:
         Swan Neck Deformity
         Boutonnière Deformity
         Extensor Tendon Anatomy
  • Surgical Anatomy of the Flexor Tendon

Scientific programme, details

2019

27th-28th February 2019
Upper Limb Dissection Course
Vesalius Training Centre, University of Bristol, Bristol
Flyer and information

 


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