Cadaveric Upper Limb Anatomy Workshop 2022

A cadaveric anatomy teaching session for the UDOTS MCh (Orth) programme took place on Friday 18th February 2022. This two-hour session, led by Mr Luke Reid from the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID), has been run for the past three years and concentrates on prosection of the upper limb. Mr Reid expertly gave a refresher session on upper limb anatomy and dissection but with the distinct advantage of using Thiel Cadavers and all the benefits this process brings due to the retained flexibility of the body.

Mr Arpit Jariwala, Director of UDOTS, stated:

“I’m pleased that we were again able to run this much-anticipated session in 2022. It has always been a huge team effort, and I’d especially like to thank Mr Luke Reid, Mr Tyler Halliwell, and Professor Tracey Wilkinson at CAHID for their continued support of the MCh (Orth) Dundee degree and UDOTS in general. Having access to Thiel cadavers is unique to the Dundee MCh (Orth) degree and it gives us the rare opportunity to teach using cadavers that mimic lifelike tissue handling. It may have been some time since surgeons have had the opportunity to revisit what they learned many years ago, and in most cases in their first year of medical school, so from the feedback we received, it has been a worthwhile component of the curriculum.

I’d like to state my gratitude to those who generously and voluntary bequeath their bodies to medical science for anatomical examination, research, education, and training. Their generosity and pioneering spirit only go to benefit future generations.”

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“Even though it was a dreadful day of snow and wind, Mr Luke Reid arrived 15 minutes before the session. The arrangements inside the lab were too good.”

Luke explained, systematically and lucidly, complete osteology, followed by specimen to specimen, attachments of muscles from shoulder to hand.”

“The quality of cadaver, including muscles, nerves and bones was very good and because of the superior preservative technique offered by Thiel, identification of anatomy was very easy.”

“Luke’s systematic approach and his thorough anatomical knowledge made things easier.”

“The overall experience was very good, informative, and gave an in-depth knowledge of the subject.”

“I feel that this session is a fantastic part of the course, and should be mandatory.”

“Thanks a lot for arranging such a superb, refreshing and academically useful workshop.”