5th International Tampere Plastic Surgery Flap Dissection Course

”The versatility of the work-horses– hands on cadaver dissection course”

Course includes both lectures by experienced specialists and dissection with fresh cadavers in an operating room setting.

Course director

Professor Hannu Kuokkanen, Helsinki University Central Hospital

Course faculty

Martin Halle, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm
Ilkka Kaartinen, Karolinska Univeristy Hospital, Stockholm
Juha Kiiski, Tampere University Hospital
Anne Koskela, Tampere University Hospital
Marika Kuuskeri, Tampere University Hospital
Patrik Lassus, Helsinki University Central Hospital
Marja Majava, Tampere University Hospital
Johanna Palve, Tampere University Hospital
Prof. Erkki Tukiainen, Helsinki University Central Hospital
Minna Ylinen, Tampere University Hospital
Tuija Ylä-Kotola, Helsinki University Central Hospital

Additional lecturers

Tuomas Huttunen, Tampere University Hospital
Olli Leppänen, Tampere University Hospital

Wednesday 24.4.2019

08.30-08.50  Registration in Epsilon building, 0 floor (Biokatu 12, opposite to Norlandia Tampere Hotel)

08.50-11.00  Lectures in Big Meeting Room, Epsilon building, 0 floor

  • Opening words and course overview, prof. Kuokkanen
  • Preoperative planning in microsurgery, Kaartinen
  • Anesthesia for free flap surgery, Huttunen
  • Overview of posterior trunk flaps, Kuuskeri
  • DIEP, TRAM, ms-TRAM flaps, Majava
  • Facial reanimation, Ylä-Kotola
  • Discussion

11.00-12.00 Lunch at Norlandia Tampere Hotel

12.00-13.45 Lectures continue

  • Microvascular bone transfer, Kääriäinen
  • Chimeric and composite free flaps, Lassus
  • Microvascular fibula for  head&neck reconstructions, Halle
  • Upper extremity flaps overview, Leppänen
  • Reconstruction of large thoracic and abdominal wall defects, prof. Tukiainen

13.45-14.15  Coffee break

14.15-15.30 Lectures continue

  • Flap selection and timing of soft tissue reconstruction in lower extremity trauma, prof. Kuokkanen
  • Flap monitoring, Palve
  • Discurrsion

Chair: Kääriäinen & Kuokkanen

19.00-  Get Together at Norlandia Tampere Hotel lobby

Thursday 25.4.2019

08.00-12.00  Cadaveric dissections at TSEC / Session 1
The participants will be raising Latissimus dorsi flaps, scapula, and optionally serratus fascia/muscle, parascapular flaps, trapezius muscle and lumbar artery perforator flaps.

12.00-13.00  Lunch at Norlandia Tampere Hotel

13.00-16.00  Cadaveric dissections at TSEC / Session 2
The participants will be raising DIEP / ms-TRAM flaps, SIAE flaps, and optionally, lymph node transfer with groin flap / SIEA flap / SCIP flap. Also, the participants will get to practice the exposure of internal mammary vessels for microvascular anastomosis with/without cartilage removal.

19.00-  Course Dinner in Restaurant LiV (https://www.ravintolaliv.fi/our/restaurant/), Laukontori 6 B, Tampere

Friday 26.4.2019

08.00-12.00  Cadaveric dissections at TSEC / Session 3
The participants will be raising ALT, TFL, Vastus lateralis, gracilis muscle / TMG flaps. The participants can also practice raising rectus femoris and Sartorius flaps.

12.00-13.00  Lunch at Norlandia Tampere Hotel

13.00-15.30  Cadaveric dissection at TSEC / Session 4
The participants will be raising fibula flaps with/without muscle and skin. Also, the participants will get to practice the most common exposures of the lower extremity for microvascular anastomosis and raising propeller flaps.

15.30  Farewell and closing remarks