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Principles of Hip Arthroplasty - Sawbone with Thiel Cadavers for Surgical Approaches

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This course has been awarded 6 CPD Points


This is a one day sawbone and cadaveric course that will cover the principles of orthopaedic surgical skills in hip arthroplasty. In order to maximize hands-on practice the didactic material will be available online for pre-course study with an opportunity to discuss cases and pre-operative planning during the course.

Target audience:
Aimed at ST1—ST4 Orthopaedic trainees, FY2 doctors and SAS grades who would like to gain experience in the principles of hip arthroplasty. Numbers are limited to 18 delegates.

Aims and objectives:
To provide training in basic principles of hip arthroplasty, the surgical technique to hip joint approaches and the technique of cementless and cemented hip arthroplasty.

Learning outcomes:
On completion of the course the participants will be able to recognise the aspects of hip arthroplasty relating to hip joint biomechanics, surgical approaches, applied hip replacement biomechanics, pre-operative planning, principles of cementing and surgical steps of uncemented and cemented hip arthroplasty.

• Review and consolidation of online material
• Pre-operative planning
• Cadaveric practice on surgical approaches to the hip joint (posterior and lateral)
• Practical sawbone sessions for cementless and cemented hip arthroplasty
• X-ray case discussion

Course material:
Online learning material will be sent to the delegates before the course to facilitate pre-course study. This will cover femoral and acetabular biomechanics, surgical approaches, applied biomechanics/pre-op planning, objectives and principles of cementing, alternative options for hip arthroplasty

Faculty (to be drawn from):
Mr. Paul Partington, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon NHS Northumbria (course convener)
Mr. Petros Boscainos, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Tayside
Mr. Gavin Love, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Tayside
Mr. Ajay Malviya, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Northumbria

Delegate and faculty assessment.

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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