This masters level cadaver-based course is aimed at the senior trainee (final year of training) who has experience in shoulder and elbow fracture management and the consultant in their first years of appointment. It will also appeal to those consultants who wish to expand or refresh their proficiency in this area.
The faculty of national and international experts all sub-specialise in upper limb trauma; many working in MTCs. The course is case based around discussions and practicals; with summary lectures.
An informal atmosphere is encouraged through small group work.
At the end of the programme, participants will be able to:
- Evaluate the surgical options available for the management of the shoulder and elbow fractures they will encounter
- Describe the different characteristics of the implants available and their correct method of deployment
- Perform all the surgical approaches around the shoulder: humerus, elbow and forearm appropriate to the planned surgery and be able to describe the exposed and adjacent anatomical structures
- Be able to explain the critical decision points and how to evaluate them during the planning of complex fracture management in the upper limb
This three-day course is aimed at consultant orthopaedic trauma surgeons and post-CCT trainees with some experience of the management of shoulder & elbow trauma.