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 in Plastic Surgery. This workshop will next be offered in 2021.

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.


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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


2020 Fees

WA Participant: $870
Non-WA Participant: $1090
Observers: $150 - limited places
Theatre Nurses: Free of charge  - limited places


CTEC Terms & Conditions

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

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




This educational activity has been approved in the RACS CPD Program. Fellows who participate can claim 1 point per hour (to a maximum of 8 points) in Maintenance of Knowledge and Skills. Participation in this activity will be populated in participants' RACS CPD Online.


"As someone pursuing a career in Plastics, (it was) very helpful to have increased exposure to the work required."
"The dissection component of the workshop was very useful in increasing my confidence to apply these skills in the clinical setting."
"The demonstration at the start of each flap made it a lot easier to understand and visualise."
- 2019 Workshop Participants


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

For more information contact

John Linehan
Senior Course Co-ordinator
T +61 8 6488 8049

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