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Plastic Surgical Reconstruction of Limb Injuries

MODULE

Leader:
Mr Sivram Singh, Mr Rajive Mathew Jose

Duration: 5 days

Assessment:
2,000 word essay
2 hour exam

CATS: 20

Code:
MD985

This module will provide a theoretical basis for healthcare professionals to understand the pathomechanics of upper and lower limb trauma and the principles of treatment. These include assessment of injuries, acute treatment and reconstruction in complex injuries.

Topics covered will include:

  • Applied anatomy of upper and lower limbs including bones and soft tissues
  • Epidemiology and pathomechanics of upper and lower limb injuries
  • Assessment of upper and lower limb injuries including assessment of limb viability as well as assessment for replantation/revascularisation
  • Investigations including imaging
  • Emergency management of upper and lower limb injuries in A&E setting
  • Definitive management of upper and lower limb injuries including principles of fracture fixation, tendons, nerve and vessel repair and soft tissue cover

More Aims and Learning outcomes

Options
  • MSc routes: core module on the MSc Health Sciences (Plastic Surgery) programme and available as an option on MSc Health Sciences and MSc Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery programmes