Events 2018 Anatomy of Surgical Orthopaedic Exposure

Sat, 24 Nov 2018

Anatomy of Surgical Orthopaedic Exposure


When: 24 November 18 -- 25 November 18

Where: Cairns Smithfield Campus

Offered by James Cook University in association with the Cairns Hospital Orthopaedics, the Northern Clinical Training Network (NCTN) and Queensland Health.

This two-day intensive program provides Orthopaedic Advanced Trainees and aspiring trainees with an opportunity to perform cadaver based orthopaedics exposures common to both trauma and elective procedures.

Candidates will be provided with a manual listing and outlining objectives, steps to dissection of the approaches to upper and lower limbs and pelvis. Each candidate will perform these under the guidance and supervision of experienced faculty members. Each candidate will be assessed at the end of the second day which will include knowledge of anatomy, demonstration of relevant structures, communication and teamwork.

The course covers:

Shoulder & Humerus

  • Arthroscopic Portholes in the Shoulder
  • Deltopectoral Approach
  • Anterolateral Approach to the Humerus
  • Posterior Approach to the Shoulder
  • Posterior Approach to the Humerus

Elbow & Forearm

  • Posterior Approach to the Elbow
  • Lateral Approach to the Elbow
  • Medial Approcah to the Elbow
  • Volar Approach to the Radius
  • Posterior Approach to the Radius
  • Compartment Release Forearm

Wrist & Hand

  • Dorsal Approach to the Wrist
  • Carpel Tunnel Release
  • Flexor Tendon Exposure
  • Extensor Tendon Exposure

Hip & Pelvis

  • Anterior (Smith-Peterson) Approach
  • Direct Lateral (Modified Hardinge) Approach
  • Posterior (Southern) Approach to Hip
  • Posterior (Kocher-Langenbeck Approach to Acetabulum
  • Illeo-Inguinal Approach


  • Medial Parapatellar Approach
  • Lateral Approach
  • Posterios Approach and Dissection of Popliteal Fossa
  • Compartment Release of Leg

Foot and Ankle

  • Anterior Ankle Approach
  • Posterolateral Approach
  • Anterolateral Approach
  • Arthroscopic Portholes of Ankle

Course faculty members:                  

Local faculty

  • Arvind Puri, FRCS (Ireland), FRACS (Orth)
  • Andrew Graham, FRACS (Orth)
  • Ben Parkinson, FRACS (Orth)
  • Chris Morrey, FRACS (Orth)
  • Jeremy Loveridge, FRACS (Orth)
  • Michael Reid, FRCSEd, FRACS (Orth)
  • Rob Pozzi, FRACS (Orth)
  • Will Bryceson,  FRACS (Orth)
  • Monika Zimanyi, FRACS
  • John Tuffey, FRACS (Orth)
  • Bill Donnolly, FRACS (Orth)

Invited national faculty

  • Phil Duke FRACS, FAOrthA, (Holy Spirit Hospital, Brisbane)
  • Nicola Ward FRACS, FAOrthA, (Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane)
  • Cameron Cooke FRACS (Orth),  (PAH)
  • A/Prof Herwig Drobetz FRACS, (Mackay)

Invited international faculty

  • Prof Gurpal Singh, MBBS(S'pore), MRCSEd, MMed(Orth), FRCSEd(Orth) (National University of Singapore)

The course fee of $2500 includes all course materials and equipment, personal supervision, mentoring and advice from Fellows, allocation to a station with one other person, formal dinner, welcome reception, lunches, morning and afternoon teas and a set of course scrubs and cap.

Interest in this course has been high and places are limited to 20 participants.

Application requirements and registration: In order to be eligible for this course you must be at least PGY3. Preference will be given to Orthopaedic Trainees.

To apply, please complete an expression of interest

This course is accredited by The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Contact details:

Surgical Anatomy Course Administrator |