Orthopaedic Masterclasses for MCh (Orth) students

The past several days have been a masterclass in orthopaedic surgery for students studying the Master of Orthopaedic Surgery (MCh Orth) at the TORT Centre. Every year four eminent orthopaedic surgeons travel from across the UK to give talks and lectures on various orthopaedic-related topics.

Mr David Stanley, Senior Shoulder and Elbow Consultant Surgeon based at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, spent Thursday 19 October sharing his vast knowledge. He is currently Chairman of the Intercollegiate Examination Board in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery which has responsibility for examining orthopaedic surgeons in training prior to them becoming consultants. He gave talks on the following subjects:

  • Fractures of the distal humerus: plating techniques
  • Fractures of the distal humerus: the place of elbow arthroplasty
  • Instability of the elbow and its management

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MCh (Orth) candidates with Professor Rami Abboud, flanked by Mr Arpit Jariwala and Mr David Stanley (sixth from right)

It was also a great pleasure to greet our colleagues and good friends from Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool. Mr John Dorgan, Mr Alf Bass and Mr Colin Bruce who are all consultants in paediatric orthopaedics and gave a series of lectures over three days, 25-27 October. Topics covered included:

  • Paediatric spine
  • Paediatric orthopaedics including Perthes/SUFE/Cerebral Palsy

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The MCh (Orth) candidates with Mr Bass, Mr Bruce and Mr Dorgan

Professor Rami Abboud, MCh (Orth) Course Director and Head of the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery, stated:

“Having these learned gentlemen visit the TORT Centre each year is a real treat for our MCh (Orth) candidates and a pleasure for me personally. All four have been champions of the Dundee MCh (Orth) over ten years and they really look forward to their autumnal visit to share their combined vast expertise, knowledge, not forgetting their humour, with our students. Their continued support of the course by giving their time freely is greatly appreciated. I know they have grown to love Dundee and its hospitality. Each year our MCh (Orth) candidates enthuse about this particular series of lectures. Thanks chaps!”

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Left to Right: Mr Dorgan, Mr Bruce and Mr Bass. The Speedwell Bar and the Agacan Turkish restaurant are a contributing factor for each year’s visit … as well as imparting their orthopaedics expertise obviously!