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Principles of Knee Arthroplasty - Sawbone with Thiel Cadaver 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 knee 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 knee arthroplasty. Numbers are limited to 18 delegates.

Aims and objectives:
To provide training in basic principles of knee arthroplasty, the surgical technique for the knee joint surgical approach and ligament balancing and the technique of knee arthroplasty.

Learning outcomes:
On completion of the course the participants will be able to recognise the aspects of knee arthroplasty relating to total knee replacement biomechanics, rationale and instrumentation for knee replacement, pre-operative planning, surgical approaches, ligament balancing, alternative options for knee arthroplasty, principles of cementing and surgical steps of knee arthroplasty.

• Review and consolidation of online material
• Pre-operative planning
• Patient specific instrumentation
• Cadaveric practice on surgical approach to the knee joint and ligament balancing
• Practical sawbone sessions for tibial and femoral preparation
• Cementing technique
• 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 biomechanics of total knee arthroplasty, patient selection for total knee arthroplasty, instrumentation, pre-operative planning, surgical approaches, ligament balancing and alternative options for total knee arthroplasty.

Mr. Paul Partington, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon NHS Northumbria (course convener)
Mr. Petros Boscainos, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, NHS Tayside
Mr. David Nicoll, 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