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29 Jun 2024 to 30 Jun 2024

Anatomy of Orthopaedic Surgical Exposure Course

Anatomy of Orthopaedic Surgical Exposure Course

Anatomy of Orthopaedic Surgical Exposure

Hosted by JCU in Tropical Far North Cairns, this two-day intensive program provides Orthopaedic Advanced Trainees and aspiring trainees with an opportunity to perform cadaver-based orthopaedics exposures common to both trauma and elective procedures.

What's involved in the program?

Candidates will be provided with a course manual that will be available to all registrants for pre-reading.  Each candidate will perform all techniques under the guidance and supervision of an experienced faculty member. At the end of the course candidates will be assessed on their knowledge of anatomy, demonstration of relevant structures, communication, and teamwork.

List of Procedures

Shoulder and Humerus

  • Arthroscopic Portholes in the Shoulder
  • Deltopectoral Approach
  • Anterolateral Approach to the Humerus
  • Posterior Approach to the Shoulder
  • Posterior Approach to the Humerus

Elbow and Forearm

  • Posterior Approach to the Elbow
  • Lateral Approach to the Elbow
  • Medial Approcah to the Elbow
  • Volar Approach to the Radius
  • Posterior Approach to the Radius
  • Compartment Release Forearm

Wrist and Hand

  • Dorsal Approach to the Wrist
  • Carpel Tunnel Release
  • Flexor Tendon Exposure
  • Extensor Tendon Exposure

 Hip and Pelvis

  • Anterior (Smith-Peterson) Approach
  • Direct Lateral (Modified Hardinge) Approach
  • Posterior (Southern) Approach to Hip
  • Posterior (Kocher-Langenbeck Approach to Acetabulum
  • Illeo-Inguinal Approach


  • Medial Parapatellar Approach
  • Lateral Approach
  • Posterios Approach and Dissection of Popliteal Fossa
  • Compartment Release of Leg

Foot and Ankle

  • Anterior Ankle Approach
  • Posterolateral Approach
  • Anterolateral Approach
  • Arthroscopic Portholes of Ankle

Who is directing the course?

Course Director

Dr Arvind Puri, FMBBS FRCS (Ireland) FRACS (Orth)

Who is eligible to attend?

Interest in this course has been high and preference will be given to Orthopaedic Trainees.

How much does it cost?

The cost of the course is $3,000 per person.

How to apply

Complete your application using the form below. 

Following your submission, please send your CV to

If your application is successful you will be sent an email with payment information by the NQRTH team.

Anatomy of Orthopaedic Surgical Exposure

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NQRTH is an initiative of the Australian Government's Integrated Rural Training Pipeline (IRTP) and is facilitated by James Cook University in partnership with public and private hospitals, Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), health services, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and GP clinics.

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