Podiatric Surgery (SUR)

SUR 80221     INTRODUCTION TO PODIATRIC SURGERY      2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide the 2nd year podiatric medical student with a comprehensive understanding of the basic and fundamental principles and techniques of surgery, with emphasis on wound healing, closure techniques, hemostasis, lower extremity tourniquets and basic surgical procedures. Surgical and hospital protocol, charting, instrumentation and injection techniques are taught in this course, along with basic forefoot surgery, including nail disorders, soft tissue, skin tumors and digital surgery. The use of local anesthetic agents including indications, classification, pharmacology, adverse reactions (and treatment of such reactions) and injection techniques will be discussed. In addition, the course provides an orientation to operating room protocol, allowing students to master necessary techniques of asepsis, gowning, gloving and surgical scrubbing. Introduction to these skills will be taught in weekly workshops in the surgical skills lab.

Prerequisite: enrolled in the College of Podiatric Medicine.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SUR 80313     PODIATRIC SURGERY      2 Credit Hours

A comprehensive working knowledge of common deformities of the foot is essential to the podiatric physician in providing comprehensive care of patients. This course provides the 3rd year podiatric medical student with the knowledge of surgical management of patients and their foot deformities. The course includes material on the etiology, clinical and radiographic evaluation, indications and contraindications, as well as postoperative considerations and care. These courses discuss the surgical management of deformities of the foot, ankle and lower leg and include surgical complications. In addition, several lectures are dedicated to special topics, such as AO/ASIF Fixation, Bio-materials, Arthroscopic surgical procedures and reconstructive foot and ankle procedures. Weekly skills workshops will be held in the surgical skills laboratory. Emphasis is placed on current and prevailing concepts and techniques employed by the podiatric physician.

Prerequisite: enrolled in the College of Podiatric Medicine.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SUR 80323     PODIATRIC SURGERY      2 Credit Hours

A comprehensive working knowledge of common deformities of the foot is essential to the podiatric physician in providing comprehensive care of patients. This course provides the 3rd year podiatric medical student with the knowledge of surgical management of patients and their foot deformities. The course includes material on the etiology, clinical and radiographic evaluation, indications and contraindications, as well as postoperative considerations and care. These courses discuss the surgical management of deformities of the foot, ankle and lower leg and include surgical complications. In addition, several lectures are dedicated to special topics, such as AO/ASIF Fixation, Bio-materials, Arthroscopic surgical procedures and reconstructive foot and ankle procedures. Weekly skills workshops will be held in the surgical skills laboratory. Emphasis is placed on current and prevailing concepts and techniques employed by the podiatric physician.

Prerequisite: enrolled in the College of Podiatric Medicine.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter

SUR 80325     TRAUMATOLOGY      2 Credit Hours

The purpose of the course is to provide the 3rd year podiatric medical students with a broad overview and appreciation of the major trauma areas of the foot, including the midfoot, rearfoot, ankle and lower leg. A strong effort is made to correlate the mechanical, surgical, physiologic and anatomic principles of surgery with emphasis on their implications and applications in major reconstructive surgery and the management of the trauma patient who presents with foot and or ankle trauma. Surgical procedures for the management of specific trauma situations will be discussed, as well as indications, contraindications, and post-operative management. An overall view of the trauma patient as viewed in a Level I trauma center will also be included as this is a major responsibility for the podiatric physician treating the trauma patient.

Prerequisite: enrolled in the College of Podiatric Medicine.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Contact Hours: 2 lecture

Grade Mode: Standard Letter