Advanced Orthopaedic Examination Skills Course

Category: Training - Core Surgery

Date: January 11th 2013 8:15am until 5:30pm

Location: Clinical Skills Room, Learning & Research Building, Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB

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For Core T&O trainees only


To revise basic examination skills and introduce special tests useful for fracture and elective clinics and on-call work.


Shoulder and elbow, Wrist and hand, Hip, Knee, Foot and Ankle and Spine examination

  • Introduction and demonstration from Subspecialist Consultant
  • Opportunities to practice with Medical Student models (2:1 Core Trainees to medical student)
  • Chance for discussion with Subspecialist Consultants and troubleshooting with senior SpRs


0815-0830 Registration
0830-0845 Introduction – Professor Bannister
0845-1015 Hand and wrist examination – Mr Bhatia
1015-1115 Hip examination – Professor Bannister
1130-1245 Shoulder and elbow examination – Mr Packham
1330-1445 Knee examination – Mr Eldridge
1500-1615 Foot and ankle examination – Mr Harries
1615-1715 Spine examination – Mr Katsimihas
1715-1730 Closing remarks

Recommended Pre-Course Reading

Tennent et al (2003) A Review of the Special Tests Associated with Shoulder Examination Part I: The Rotator Cuff Tests, The American Journal of Sports Medicine 31(1)154-160
Tennent et al (2003) A Review of the Special Tests Associated with Shoulder Examination Part II: Laxity, Instability, and Superior Labral Anterior and Posterior (SLAP) Lesions, The American Journal of Sports Medicine 31(2)301-307

Foot and Ankle
Anatomy of foot and ankle joint revision


Course Lead

Professor Gordon Bannister



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