Basic Knee Arthroplasty Course

Category: Training - Core Surgery

Date: June 18th 2014

Location: Cuschieri Skills Centre, University of Dundee, Level 5, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee DD1 9SY

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For Core T&O trainees


The focus of this course is on developing a sound knowledge base and good operative technique early in your career. Each delegate will carry out all the elements of Basic Knee Arthroplasty on sawbones. Distance learning material will be made available to each delegate before the course to increase background knowledge and reduce the number of lectures required on the day.

Course is recommended by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Programme includes:

  • Introduction, Patient Selection & Consent
  • Biomechanics of Total Knee Replacement
  • Rationale & Instrumentation for Knee Replacement
  • Pre-op Planning
  • Surgical Approaches
  • Ligament Balance
  • Alternative Options for Knee Arthroplasty
  • Tibial Preparation & Cementing Technique - Workshop
  • Femoral Preparation - Workshop
  • X-ray Discussion


£250. (Or book together with the related Basic Hip Arthroplasty Course on the 17th of June, 2014 at a reduced price of £450 for both.)

Additional Information/Course Booking


Cuschieri Skills Centre, University of Dundee
Level 5, Ninewells Hospital
Dundee, DD1 9SY
Phone: +44(0)1382 383400 Fax: +44(0)1382 646042