KTPH Basic Hand Surgery Course - Cadaveric

Fri, 19 October 2018, 12:45 PM - Sat, 20 October 2018, 5:00 PM [SST]

Yishun Community Hospital, 2 Yishun Central 2, , Singapore , Singapore , 768024, Singapore

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Fri, 19 October 2018, 12:45 PM - Sat, 20 October 2018, 5:00 PM [SST]

GERI Seminar Room, Tower E Level 1, Yishun Community Hospital, Singapore , Singapore , 768024, Singapore.

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






19th OCTOBER 2018 , FRIDAY


LECTURES (Basic Suturing Course for Nurses)


11:00-11:20 Introduction to Suture Materials (Dr Cheyenne)

11:20-11:40 Basic Suture Techniques (Dr Cheyenne)

11:40-12:00 Handling instruments (Dr Mohan)

12:00-12:20 Assisting in Hand Surgery (Dr Mohan)

12:20-12:40 Preparing for Basic Hand Surgery (Dr Thommen)



LECTURES (Basic Hand Surgery Course )


12:45-13:30 REGISTRATION

13:30-14:00 WELCOME

14:00-14:20 Functional Anatomy of the Hand (Dr Tong Pei Yein)

14:20-14:40 Hand Assessment (Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam)

14:40-15:00 Principles of Hand Surgery (Dr Vaikunthan Rajaratnam)

15:00-15:20 Blocks and Regional Anesthesia in Hand (Dr Sanjay Bajaj)

15:20-15:40 TEA BREAK

15:40-16:00 Tendinopathies and Entrapment Neuropathies (Dr Mala Satku)

16:00-16:20 Nailbed / Fingertip Injuries (Dr Muntasir Choudhury)

16:20-16:40 Case discussions (Dr Tong Pei Yein)

16:40-17:00 Feedback and Survey






08:00-08:30 INTRODUCTION

08:30-0900 Trigger Finger Release (Dr Mala Satku)

09:00-09:30 De Quervain’s Release (Dr Mala Satku)

09:30-10:00 Carpal Tunnel Release (Dr Kang Yong Chiang)

10:00-10:30 TEA BREAK

10:30-11:00 Cubital Tunnel Release (Dr Soumen Das De)

11:00-11:30 Ganglion excision (Dr Lim Jin Xi)

11:30-12:00 Fingertip Injuries (FTSG) (Dr Muntasir Choudhury)

12:00-12:30 V-Y Plasty (Dr Muntasir Choudhury)

12:30-13:30 LUNCH BREAK

13:30-14:00 Cross Finger Flap (Dr Sean Ong)

14:00-14:30 Reverse Cross Finger Flap (Dr Robert Yap)

14:30-14:45 TEA BREAK

14:45-15:00 Video Demonstration on Suture Anchor

15:00-15:30 Mystery Injury (All)

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

16:00-16:30 Feedback and Survey

16:30-17:00 Wrap-up, Presentation of Certificates



Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, KTPH 



GERI Seminar Room, Tower E Level 1,
Yishun Community Hospital (YCH)
2 Yishun Central 2, Singapore 768024


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 Vaikunthan Rajaratnam, KTPH

  • Dr Sanjay Bajaj, KTPH

  • Dr Tong Pei Yein, KTPH

  • Dr Muntasir Choudhury, SGH

  • Dr Robert Yap, SGH

  • Dr Kang Yong Chiang, SGH

  • Dr Mala Satkunanantham, TTSH

  • Dr Sean Ong, TTSH

  • Dr Soumen Das De, NUH

  • Dr Lim Jin Xi, NUHS

  • Dr Cheyenne Kate P. Rebosura, KTPH

  • Dr Shanmugam Bharathi Mohan, KTPH

  • Dr Thommen T. Kuruvilla, KTPH

  • Dr Amir Adham Ahmad, KTPH



Closing date: 18 October 2018



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