Core Skills: Plastic Surgery Lower Limb Workshop


This practical one day cadaveric workshop is unique in the southern hemisphere. Entirely hands on, this pilot workshop is designed in direct response to WA Trainee feedback and is suitable for Trainees and Fellows in Plastic Surgery, and Service Registrars with an interest in Plastic Surgery.

Suitable for: This workshop is designed as two concurrent full day Trainee Sessions. Junior Trainee Session: Suitable for Plastic Surgery Service Registrars and Junior SET Trainees in Plastic Surgery. Senior Trainee Session: Suitable for Senior SET Trainees and Fellows, Limited positions are available for Observers and for Theatre Nurses in assisting and scrubbing for workshop participants.


Available (doctor) Available (nurse) Available (observer)
Saturday, 25 March 2023

Please note the date change for this workshop from 11 March to 25 March, due to the ASPS SET Registrar's Conference being scheduled for 9-12 March 2023.

2 WA Participant places available.  Non-WA participant places FULL.



This workshop features concurrent full day Junior and Senior Trainee practical sessions designed to increase knowledge and the acquisition of technical skills in lower limb flap procedures.   Each session is tailored to provide Trainees with appropriate surgical training for their level of ability and skill set.

It will provide participants with exposure to mandatory flap procedures and specialist / advanced flap procedures of increasing importance in clinical plastic surgery practice.

The Junior Trainee Practical Session is suitable for Service Registrars and Junior SET Trainees in Plastic Surgery.  The Senior Trainee Session is suitable for Senior SET Trainees and Fellows in Plastic Surgery.  Limited positions are available for Observers and for Theatre Nurses in assisting and scrubbing for workshop participants.

Workshop Content

The Junior Trainee Session will focus on the following cadaveric (leg) practical procedures:

  • TFL flap
  • Gracilis flap
  • Posterior tibial perforator / propeller flaps
  • Gastrocnemius flap

The Senior Trainee Session will offer the following cadaveric (leg) practical procedures:

  •  ALT flap
  • Fibular flap
  • Groin flap - pedicled and ‘free’. Includes the SCIP flap

The following procedures may be performed if time permits, and in response to participant interest:

  • Medial Sural flap
  • Reversal Sural flap
  • Medial Genicular Osteoperiostal flap
  • Medial Plantar flap
  • DCIA flap

Workshop numbers are limited to provide participants with the best opportunity for maximum dissection time.


2023 Fees

WA Participant: $1520
Non-WA Participant: $2000
Observers: $175 - limited places
Theatre Nurses: Free of charge  - limited places


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COVID-19 Information for Workshop Participants

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Workshop content, date and convenors may be subject to change or cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances.



Accreditations or CPD Approvals

This educational activity has been approved in the RACS CPD Program. RACS Fellows, Specialist International Medical Graduates (SIMGs) and surgeons participating in the RACS CPD Program can claim 1 point per hour (to a maximum of 8 points) in Educational Activtiies. Participation in this activity will be entered into your RACS CPD which can be accessed through ehub.


"The information learnt will be very helpful going forward into future free flap cases."
"Great course. Very systematic."
"Thanks for a great day. Had the opportunity to learn a lot and practice. Consultants and fellows were extremely knowledgeable and enjoyable to work with. "
- Past Workshop Participants


The University of Western Australia
Entrance No.2 Hackett Drive
Crawley, Perth, Western Australia

For more information contact

John Linehan
Senior Course Coordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049

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