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Principles of Forefoot Surgery - Thiel Cadaveric Course

This course has a reduced fee for 2015 only.



This is a one day hands-on cadaveric course that will cover the principles and surgical technique of common surgical procedures of the forefoot. Thiel embalmed human cadavers will be available, giving a more realistic operating room experience. Didactic presentations on the various procedures and techniques will be delivered by expert faculty. Over 5 hours will be spent on cadaveric surgical dissection.


Target audience: Aimed at orthopaedic ST3-ST6 trainees and SAS grades who would like to gain experience in forefoot surgery. Numbers are limited to 10 delegates with 2 delegates for every operating site.

Aims and objectives

To provide training in the principles and surgical technique of common surgical procedures of the forefoot. Surgical techniques will be taught and practiced. Case discussions will conclude the day.


Learning outcomes

On completion the delegates would have been exposed to the surgical techniques and have performed the following surgical procedures: Scarf osteotomy & lateral release, Akin osteotomy, Lapidus fusion, dorsal cheilectomy, 1st MTPJ fusion, MTPJ release and Weil osteotomy, PIPJ fusion, BRT osteotomy, Morton’s neuroma excision The day will close with case discussions.


  •  Scarf osteotomy & lateral release.
  • Akin Osteotomy
  • Lapidus fusion
  • Dorsal chilectomy
  • 1st MTPJ fusion
  • MTPJ release and Weil osteotomy
  • PIPJ fusion • BRT osteotomy
  • Morton’s neuroma excision
  • Case discussion Course material: Video presentations will be available for the delegates.

Delegate to faculty ratio: 2 to 1.


Faculty:      Mr. Amar Jain, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Tayside (Course Co-Convenor)

                  Mr. Anand Pillai, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, University Hospitals South Manchester (Course Co-Convenor)

                  Mr. George Chami, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Tayside

                  Mr. Fraser Harold, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Tayside

                  Mr. Senthil Kumar, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

                  Mr. Amer Shoaib, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust



Accreditation: 6 CPD points accredited by RCSEd .


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The University of Dundee is currently the leading centre in the UK using Thiel embalmed cadavers, thanks to the pioneering work of its Centre of Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID.) for more information on our Thiel courses