Peripheral nerve injuries are common and have a significant impact on patients’ hand function and quality of life due to the impaired sensory and motor function, impaired dexterity, sensitivity to cold and pain. This webinar will focus on accurate diagnosis and classification of nerve injuries, appropriate treatment and rehabilitation, and optimal surgical management.
The session will be chaired by Mike Waldram from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, U.K in partnership with Abdulai Jalloh from Holy Spirit Hospital, Makeni, Sierra Leone. We are honoured to have with us Dominic Power, Consultant Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgeon and Research Lead for the Hands, Plastics and Peripheral Nerve (HaPPeN) Research Network from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, U.K. Other members of faculty include Alex Vaughan, Consultant Orthopaedic and Hand Surgeon Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley, UK, Mr Sam George Consultant Plastic, Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgeon from Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, U.K, Caroline Miller and Joel O'Sullivan, Senior Hand Physiotherapists at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK.
By the end of this webinar participants should be able to:
- Diagnose nerve injury
- Know 5T’s of primary repair
- Know principles of physio, splinting and timing of recovery
- Know when and how to graft
- Know how to deal with complex nerve injury