2nd KTPH Basic Hand Surgery Course - Cadaveric

Friday, 18 October 2019 10:00 AM - Saturday, 19 October 2019 5:00 PM SST

Level 1, Pre-Fab Building (behind Tower B) , Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, 90 Yishun Central , Singapore , Singapore , 768828, Singapore

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Friday, 18 October 2019 10:00 AM - Saturday, 19 October 2019 5:00 PM SST

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This 2-day hands-on program will provide an overview of the basic hand surgery inclusive of lectures, videos, case based discussion and hands on practical. Online resources will be made available for pre-reading. There will be ten stations with fresh frozen cadaveric specimens. Two medical participants per station. Nursing staff to provide assistance and perform wound closure. Each station is equipped with basic surgical instruments and two sets of 3 piece micro-instruments. Loupes will be provided with a head light source ( full paying participants will receive these as complimentary items).

All doctors will be required to have attended Basic surgery course. All nurses will be required to have exposure to  hand surgery cases.

Learning Outcome

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

 Basic Hand Surgery Course

  • Understand the principles and practice of common hand conditions
  • Select and prepare patients for common hand surgical procedures
  • Confidently perform local and regional anesthetise in the hand
  • Confidently perform common hand surgery procedures on the cadaver

 Basic Suturing Course for Nurses

  • Confidently prepare and assist in basic hand surgical procedures
  • Describe various suture materials and techniques in hand surgery
  • Confidently suture the skin using various surgical techniques in hand surgery







18th OCTOBER 2019 , FRIDAY


LECTURES (Basic Suturing Course for Nurses)


09:55-10:00 Welcome

10:00-10:20 Introduction to Suture Materials 

10:20-10:40 Basic Suture Techniques 

10:40-11:00 Handling instruments 

11:00-11:20 Assisting in Hand Surgery 

11:20-11:40 Preparing for Basic Hand Surgery 



LECTURES (Basic Hand Surgery Course )


12:00-12:25 Registration

12:25-12:30 Welcome

12:30-13:15 Basic Science & Hand Assessment

13:15-13:30 Principles of Hand Surgery 

13:30-13:45 Blocks and Regional Anesthesia in Hand 

13:45-14:00 Tea Break

14:00-14:40 Common Conditions of the Hand

                      The painful hand, numb hand, deformed hand

14:40-15:20 Common Injuries of the Hand 
Fingertip loss, nail bed injury, tendon injury

15:20-15:40 Case Discussions

15:40-16:00 Feedback and Survey






08:00-08:30 Introduction - Health & Safety

08:30-09:00 Trigger Finger Release

09:00-09:30 De Quervain’s Release

09:30-10:00 Carpal Tunnel Release

10:00-10:30 Tea Break

10:30-11:00 Flexor tendon repair

11:00-11:30 Extensor Tendon repair

11:30-12:00 Ganglion Excision

12:00-12:30 Fingertip Injuries (FTSG)

12:30-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-14:00 V-Y Plasty

14:00-14:30 Cross Finger Flap

14:30-15:00 Tea Break

15:00-15:30 Mystery Injury

15:30-16:00 Homodigital Flap (Optional)

16:00-16:30 Feedback and Survey

16:30-17:00 Presentation of Certificates




Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, KTPH 



Training Rooms, Level 1,
Pre-Fab Building (behind Tower B)
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
90 Yishun Central Singapore 768828


Experimental Lab (Cadaveric), Tower B Level B1
Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH)
90 Yishun Central, Singapore 768828


Residents, MOs and RPs in Hand, Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery or Emergency Department.


Participants must be familiar with suturing techniques.

Limited to 20 places only


This workshop will be conducted based on the flipped classroom concept. All lectures are available online and participants are expected to read and watch all videos as per the modules on hand surgery. During the workshop hands on skill will be performed by the participants with immediate feedback and practice.


  • Dr Rajaratnam Vaikunthan, Senior Consultant, KTPH
  • Dr. Mala Satkunanantham, Consultant, TTSH
  • Dr. Lim Jin Xi, Associate Consultant, NUHS
  • Dr. Muntasir Choudhury, Associate Consultant, SKH
  • Dr. Robert Yap, Consultant, SGH
  • Dr. Sanjay Bajaj, Anaesthesia Consultant, KTPH
  • Dr. Tong Pei Yein, Associate Consultant, KTPH
  • Dr. Lai Jen Ming, Associate Consultant, TTSH
  • Ms. Ramasamy Praba, Asst. Nurse Clinician, KTPH


Closing date: 1 October 2019

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Course Secretary:   Mr Toh Yew Chin email : toh.yew.chin@ktph.com.sg | Ms Agnes Chua email : chua.agnes.lf@ktph.com.sg 

KTPH Alexandra Healthcare


KTPH Orthopaedic Department

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