Shoulder Surgical Exposure workshop

The Master of Orthopaedic Surgery (MCh Orth) and Orthopaedic Science course candidates today (17/02/2016) attended a workshop on Shoulder Surgical Exposure organised and jointly run by Mr Aprit Jariwala. Also in attendance were the Orthopaedic Trainees from NHS Tayside. The workshop was held at the Centre for Anatomy & Human Identification (CAHID) at the main University Campus where Mr Jariwala and his colleagues demonstrated the surgical approaches before the participants undertook the same approaches themselves. Thiel embalmed cadavers were used, which is unique to the MCh (Orth) Dundee course, and affords more realistic, moveable and flexible cadavers to simulate real-life surgery. Due to Thiel legal requirements we cannot show any photographs from the workshop. All students received a certificate of participation.

The first half of the workshop concentrated on deltopectoral approach:

Surface marking of incision

  1. Surface marking of incision
  2. Identification of cephalic vein and DP interval
  3. Biceps tenotomy and pec majr identification
  4. Subscapularis tenotomy
  5. Exposure of glenohumeral joint

The second half centred on the Mackenzie approach:

  1. Surface marking of the incision
  2. Deltoid split and subacromial space exposure
  3. Identification of cuff
  4. Exposure of ‘footprint’ for cuff repair
  5. Identification of axillary nerve

Mr Jariwala stated: “I would personally like to thank my colleagues and fellow Faculty members, Mr Thomas, Mr Rickhuss, Mr Tomasek and Mr Harrold for all their assistance in giving their time freely to demonstrate surgical techniques to the participating students. I hope the students learned something new from this shoulder workshop that they can use in their own orthopaedic practice.”

Professor Rami Abboud, MCh (Orth) Course Director added: “On behalf of the students I would like to thank Mr Jariwala (himself a MCh Orth Dundee Graduate from 2003) and the other attending Faculty on the excellent organisation of the workshop and the sharing of their orthopaedic surgery skills to those in attendance. I would also like to thank Professor Sue Black and all at CAHID for their continued support in the use of Thiel embalmed cadavers which gives our students the opportunity to experience this unique approach to surgical training techniques”.