Surgical simulation at its best: A real orthopaedic surgical experience

Posted by njc6 at Sep 04, 2015 12:04 PM |
On the 28th of November 2014 the orthopaedic surgeons of Leicester brought the operating theatre to the dissection room.

Originally  posted 23 Feb 2015

The operating room environment was re-created with real operating instruments, sutures and gowns. Senior orthopaedic trainees supervised by consultants performed all the common upper limb, lower limb and spinal surgical approaches on untouched cadavers with medical students and theatre staff assisting. This offered all a skin to skin realistic experience with students being taught to suture and given the opportunity to close wounds under supervision.

Feedback from students and staff was excellent. Here are a few examples:

‘This session was extremely helpful, good to see how MSK teaching related to surgery and clinical scenarios. Should happen every year, thank you’
‘Fantastic opportunity to learn, clinically relevant, encouraging environment’
‘Very useful, fun.’
We will establish this session in the curriculum.

Steve Williams

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