Reconstructive surgery

Summary

During these lectures we will be looking at different surgical options to reconstruct traumatic or surgical wounds that we have created when performing oncological surgery. We will be discussing a range of surgical options from a simple advancement flap to more complicated axial pattern flaps and skin grafts. Although a theoretical class, it would be made very practical by making the presentations case based with a whole set of pictures and step by step instructions of how to do the different procedures.


By the end of this session you should:

1. Have an understanding of the different reconstruction techniques for closing defects

2. Have the knowledge to decide which is the best technique for each case

3. Understand the complications and how to treat them