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National and International Teaching/Lecturing FELLOWSHIPS in Hand Surgery

Visitors/Observers/Fellows are welcome to join the practice at Sulis 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. Hand Therapists are also welcome to observe clinics and theatre lists.

This attachment is particularly suitable 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 – there is an informal link with the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford.
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 Fellowship attachments. These are not listed here. Nor are many regular Departmental and regional teaching meetings and in GP practices.
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: Donald Sammut
 
Venue: The Vesalius Clinical Training Centre, Southwell Street, Bristol (University of Bristol)
 
 
Faculty: 
                  Wee Lam, Hand Surgeon, Edinburgh

                  Donald Sammut, Hand Surgeon, Bath and London
                
 
Participants:
 
1. Specialist Trainees in Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery
2. Hand Therapists
3. Consultant Hand Surgeons
 
Maximum 20 participants
 
Format:
 
Day 1
 
The day consists of five sessions of prosection conducted by Faculty 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 (tenodesis, 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: £800

Information and registration of interest via: info@donaldsammut.com
                       

Places are secured only by payment of fee.

Next course:  Check this site for any announcement

 


UPPER LIMB ANATOMY DISSECTION COURSE

COURSE FULL
NO PLACES AVAILABLE; REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

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 launched at Windsor Hand Clinic,
It has been held continuously since 1996, and is currently  held at the Vesalius Centre, Bristol.

Anatomy Course

 

Faculty Pool:  David EVANS, Henk GIELE, Donald SAMMUT, Lorenzo GARAGNANI., Vikram Devaraj, Simon KAY, Carlos HERAS-PALOU, Sam GIDWANI, Wee Lam

Enquiries: info@donaldsammut.com

CME points 13

Latest course: 9th/10th March 2022
Next course: February/March 2023
Faculty 2022: Devaraj, Garagnani, Giele, Heras Palou, Kay, Sammut

further information
 Donald Sammut on info@donaldsammut.com 

 

Teaching calendar

 

25th January 2022

 One day Seminar on Flexor tendon injuries and repair

Lecture:  The Flexors in the arm and hand
Eventbrite website: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/surgical-solutions-workshop-flexor-tendon-injuries-registration-173516662007

9th -10th March 2022

Anatomy Course9th- 10th March 2022

Upper Limb Anatomy Cadaveric Dissection Course
Vesalius Centre, Bristol.

See above for flyer and details, including Registration

 

 

 

 

17th/18th March 2022

Annual meeting for hand therapists, arranged by Swedish Federation of hand therapy, SFH.
Örebro Sweden

DS lectures on the biomechanics and behaviour of the hand, Anatomy of Nerve Compression, Leprosy surgery,
Other topics: artificial intelligence related to hand therapy, wound problems and burn injuries in the hand.
Faculty:
Donald Sammut, Hand Surgeon, Bristol and London, UK
Amy Loutfi, professor IT and pro vice chancellor for AI & Innovation, Örebro, Sweden
Cathrine Widehammar, doctor of medicine and occupational therapist, Örebro Sweden
Thomas Hansson, docent and plastic- & hand surgeon, Örebro, Sweden

 

 

 

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