9 Oct 2020

Skin Reconstruction - Purely Practical

Swindon

Skin Reconstruction - Purely Practical

Aims

This one-day course will have a no-lecture or minimal-lecture format. You will be sent the course notes in advance of the course and should ensure you have read them before attending as formal classroom lectures will not occur. All of your time will be spent in our practical training facilities practising the techniques included in the learning objectives, to maximise your opportunity to master the surgical skills being taught.

Objectives

By the end of this one-day course you will be able to:

  • Understand the difference between random pattern flaps, axial pattern flaps and free skin grafts based on vascular anatomy and practical application
  • Choose an appropriate surgical technique to close traumatic or surgical skin defects in various anatomical locations
  • Select a local skin flap to close a defect
    • Which direction should you advance in?
    • Where will a V-Y plasty reduce tension?
    • How do you complete a Z-plasty?
    • When is an axillary or flank fold an appropriate choice for defects on the legs and trunk?
  • Perform axial pattern flaps with confidence – practise some of all of the following (time allowing)
    • Caudal auricular
    • Omocervical
    • Thoracodorsal
    • Cranial /Caudal Superficial Epigastric
    • Superficial Brachial
    • Dorsal iliac
    • Caudal
    • Scrotal
    • Genicular
    • Reverse Saphenous
  • Create a free skin graft and understand how to manage them to maximise their chances of success
  • Use negative pressure wound therapy with confidence to speed wound healing

Summary

Comprehensive course notes, refreshments throughout the day and a buffet lunch will be provided.

Available Dates

Future dates for this course are being developed. If you would like to know when this course becomes available, please fill click below to register your interest.

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Practical Surgery and Ultrasound Course Brochure

ABOUT IMPROVE

Improve International was established in 1998 by a group of veterinary surgeons from across the UK. We run Continuous Professional Development training for veterinary professionals to help develop the skills and knowledge required in practice. Our programmes utilise a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and, where applicable, hands-on practical sessions. We are an international organisation with offices in the UK and Portugal.

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