At Surgical Art we believe that local flap reconstructions are some of the most elegant operations performed.
Nevertheless this can be a daunting operation for the trainee surgeon.
This two day structured course employs the innovative Surgical Art Face© around key anatomical units.
This along with biological constructs provides a platform to demonstrate and then practice flap and graft reconstructions.
The participants will be introduced to patient assessment, design strategies
and execution of local flaps and grafts.
Over the 2 days you will experience:
- Introduction to Local Flaps, Z-Plasty & Skin Grafts
- Comprehensive practical training in the principles of flap design and execution (advancement, transposition, rotation, etc.) and grafts (Full Thickness & Split Skin Grafts)
- Decision making in choice of reconstruction
- Uniquely pre-prepared synthetic faces and Z-plasty Simulation Device© along with biological flap dissection models
- All facial anatomical subunits explored using the Surgical Art Face©
- Live video-demonstration of surgical techniques followed by well supported practice sessions followed by well supported practice sessions
Draft Course Programme
08.30 - 09.00 Registration & Coffee
09.00 - 09.15 Welcome & Housekeeping
09.15 - 09.25 Skin Perfusion & Reconstructive Algorithm lecture
09.25 - 09.35 Skin graft - Science & Surgery lecture
09.35 - 10.35 Full thickness Skin Graft - Group 1
Split skin graft - Group 2
Z-Plasty - Group 3
10.35 - 10.50 Coffee
10.50 - 11.50 Full thickness Skin Graft - Group 3
Split skin graft - Group 1
Z-Plasty - Group 2
11.50 - 12.30 Full thickness Skin Graft - Group 2
Split skin graft - Group 3
Z-Plasty - Group 1
12.30 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 13.10 Local Flaps - Anatomy & Art lecture
13.10 - 13.40 Advancement Flap
13.40 - 14.10 Transposition Flap
14.10 - 14.40 Hatchet Flap
14.40 - 14.55 Coffee
14.55 - 15.55 Rhomboid Flap
15.55 - 16.25 Bilobed Flap
16.25 - 17.00 Rotation Flap
08.30 - 09.00 Registration & Coffee
09.00 - 09.10 A graft? A flap? Lecture
09.10 - 09.20 Dangerous areas of the face lecture
9.20 - 09.55 Forehead reconstruction
09.55 - 10.30 Nose reconstruction
10.30 - 10.45 Coffee
10.45 - 11.40 Temple Reconstruction
11.40 - 12.20 Cheek Reconstruction
12.20 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 13.45 Ear reconstruction
13.45 - 14.30 Peri-oral reconstruction
14.30 -14.45 Coffee
14.45 - 15.45 Peri-ocular reconstruction
15.45 - 16.45 Miscellaneous flaps & Assessments
16.45 - 17.00 Debrief & Feedback
17.00 Course Close
The Isle of Man has low cost direct flights from London Heatrow, London Gatwick, London City, Luton, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Bristol, Belfast, Dublin and Edinburgh.
The hospital is located in Douglas - a 20 minute drive from the airport.
We would recommend The Sefton Hotel (http://seftonhotel.co.im/) - a 5 minute drive from the hospital on the sea front with a range of facilities including pool, spa, gym, bar and restaurant.
Other hotels in Douglas can be found on booking.com
Cancellation & Rescheduling
In the event of withdrawing from the course, an administration charge of 10% (or £50, whichever is greater) of the total course fee will be charged. However, within four weeks prior to the start date of the course, the total course fee will be charged unless in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Course Directors.
While we make every effort to run courses as advertised, we reserve the right to change the programme and/or the faculty without prior notice and to cancel any courses without liability (in which case there will be a full refund of course fees to the candidate). Note that any consequential losses (eg travel or accommodation costs) incurred in such cases remain the responsibility of the candidate.