Course Instructors

Joe Dias Joe Dias Consultant Hand and Orthopaedic Surgeon
Alice Bremner-Smith Alice Bremner-Smith Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon
Nick Riley Nick Riley Consultant Hand and Wrist and Elbow Surgeon
Raj Bhatia Raj Bhatia Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Session Overview:

Earlier this month we talked about distal radius fractures and released our first ever surgical approach video where Ramon Tahmassebi talked us through the volar approach to the distal radius. Now our attention turns to the scaphoid.

Prof Joe Dias from Leicester will help navigate us through this challenging and contentious topic.

  • Does every patient need a CT to assess for displacement?
  • Does every patient need a CT to assess for displacement?
  • Can we still treat displaced fractures non-operatively?
  • Which fractures do we absolutely need to fix?
  • Can MRI really predict AVN?
  • Are vascularised grafts really necessary?
  • How can we best expose the scaphoid?
  • What are the tips and tricks for guide wire placement or graft harvest?

Speakers include:

Professor Joseph Dias (Session Chair)
Nick Riley
Raj Bhatia
Alice Bremner-Smith

Target audience: orthopaedic surgeons & trainees, junior doctors and medical students, orthopaedic industry & orthopaedic training / research institutions, orthopaedic nurses specialists, administrative staff and allied healthcare professionals. Plastic surgeons and infectious disease physicians involved in the management of patients with musculoskeletal infections.

1.5 CPD points will be awarded

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