The “Practical Solutions on Hand and Upper Extremity Soft Tissue Defects Flap Training Course on Cadaver” was organized for the first time in Turkey for surgical assistants of Orthopedics and Traumatology, and Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetics Surgeries.
Sixteen physicians received hands-on training from its experts at IUE Faculty of Medicine, Division of Surgical Sciences, Department of Anatomy laboratories. Physician assistants experienced surgical procedures to treat all kinds of defects that prevent or complicate using hands.
The training course, led by Prof. Dr. Süleyman Tetik and Prof. Mürvet Hayran Kurs, Lecturers from IUE Faculty of Medicine, was organized under the leadership of Assoc. Prof. Dr. İbrahim Akel, Lecturer at IUE Faculty of Health Sciences and Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist at Izmir Kent Hospital. Dr. Ali Emre Aksu from Hacettepe University, Dr. Kadir Bacakoğlu from Dokuz Eylül University, Dr. Berkan Mesa from İst-El, Dr. İbrahim Kaplan from EMOT Hospital, Dr. Levent Küçük from Ege University, Dr. Taçkın Özalp from Celal Bayar University, and Dr. Savaş Serel from Ankara University participated as trainers.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. İbrahim Akel, Lecturer at IUE Faculty of Health Sciences and Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist at Izmir Kent Hospital, said, “So far, there has not been any other technological development to substitute for practicing with cadavers. Therefore, this training course was very helpful and valuable. This scientific study was significant in terms of many aspects; it was free of charge, specialists from both public and private institutions taught, and cadaver was used. We were able to provide hands-on training to physician assistants on surgical procedures to treat all kinds of defects that prevent or complicate using hands by using a cadaver. Hand surgery is constantly progressing in our country, and using cadavers for this purpose, when providing cadavers is very difficult, was very important.”