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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
                  Caroline 
Leclercq, Hand Surgeon, Paris
                  Donald Sammut, Hand Surgeon, Bath and London
                
 
Participants:
 
1. Specialist Trainees in Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery
2. Hand Therapists
3. Consultant Hand Surgeons
 
Maximum 28 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: £750

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

Places are secured only by payment of fee.

WE REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS COURSE HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED AS A RESULT OF THE UNPREDICTABLE DURATION OF RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO COVID 19.

THE FORMAT OF THIS COURSE, WITH PARTICIPANTS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY AROUND A DISSECTION CONDUCTED BY A PROSECTOR IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE LIMITATIONS IMPOSED BY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SAFE DISTANCING.

THE COURSE WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE FORMAT IS PERMISSIBLE

 


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 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

For information: info@donaldsammut.com

CME points 13

WE REGRET TO ANNOUNCE THAT THIS COURSE HAS HAD TO BE POSTPONED AS A RESULT OF THE UNPREDICTABLE DURATION OF RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO COVID 19.

THE FORMAT OF THIS COURSE, WITH PARTICIPANTS IN CLOSE PROXIMITY AROUND A DISSECTION CONDUCTED BY A PROSECTOR IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH THE LIMITATIONS IMPOSED BY THE REQUIREMENTS FOR SAFE DISTANCING.

THE COURSE WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THE FORMAT IS PERMISSIBLE

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please contact Donald Sammut if you wish to be placed on a waiting list and/or included in future announcements

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Teaching calendar

 

7th January 2021
Oxford Comprehensive Orthopaedic Revision Course

Lectures on:

Skin cover in the digits; Indications and Techniques
Biomechanics of the Intrinsics
Common Elective Hand Conditions

Course Website and to book for 2022: https://millerfrcsorthopaedicrevisioncourse.co.uk

 

 

 

29th March 2021

Pulvertaft Webinar:

The Anatomy of Nerve Compression in the Upper Limb

To view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANudcUuUSEw&t=1s

 

 

 

 

19th April 2021

ManoMania2021 19 Aprile, 3 Maggio e 10 Maggio 2021

Unità Operativa Complessa di Ortopedia e Traumatologia ASST Papa Giovanni XXIII – Trauma Center della Regione Lombardia in collaborazione con: ICLO Teaching and Research Center – Verona
Direttore: Dr. Federico Chiodini – AO Responsabile del corso: Dr. RobertoMaggi – SICM HPG23 – BERGAMO

Faculty:

Dr Enrico Carità – VERONA, ITALY – SICM

Dr David Espen – BOLZANO, ITALY – SICM – AO

Dr Jane Messina – MILANO, ITALY – SICM

Dr Roberto Maggi – BERGAMO, ITALY – SICM

Dr Donald Sammut – BATH e LONDRA, UK – BSSH
Argomenti:

  • Mano reumatica
  • Artroplastica del Polso e della Mano
  • Artrodesi come del Polso e della Mano
  • I lembi di copertura nelle lesioni delle dita della mano Corso bilingual Italiano/Inglese

 

4th/5th June 2021

ICHS January 2020 Series 8 Course 3
Tendon Injury, Rehabilitation and The Adult Absent Hand 

Virtual conference

5th June; Lectures on:
Anatomy and biomechanics of the Extensor System
Intrinsics – Examination and Understanding

 

21st June 2021

Visiting Professor Lecture

Imperial College Visiting Professorship Series in Plastic Surgery
‘The Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Extensors and Intrinsic muscles’

ImperialPlasticSurgery.com

Coordinator: Vimal J Gokani: vimal.gokani@gmail.com
https://www.dropbox.com/s/atmvn4hu3t11ez3/Sammut.mov?dl=0

 

29th June 2021
West Midlands Training Centre

One Day preparatory course for the FRCS Plast and Orth
Lecture on ‘Common Hand Conditions’
plus Cadaveric demonstrations of surgical anatomy and technique.

Organisers: David Izadi and Matt Venus.
Registration: https://www.mededcoventry.com/coursebooking/?cid=1361

 

10th September 2021

Douglas Lamb Lecture

‘The Language of the Hand’


During Autumn meeting of the BSSH; 8th to 10th September
University of Oxford Examination Schools 75-81 The High Street, Oxford, OX1 4BG

 

8th November 2021

BGPERT AGM

Lecture: Topic to be announced
Venue: Virtual via Zoom (previously PGMC, RUH Bath)

 

 

 

 

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