Canadian Upper Extremity Surgical Skills Course

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Acumed Surgical Bioskills Course
Feb. 23, 2018 to Feb. 24, 2018
Portland, OR


The panel based course led by Chairman Thomas Goetz, MD, FRCS will provide an opportunity to hear key opinion leaders on latest advancement and trends in orthopaedics. The clinical x-ray review forum encourages open dialogue to discuss tips, pearls, and best-practices. Each cadaveric lab session will allow attendees to compare different fixation options for common upper extremity fractures.

Target Audience
This course is aimed toward orthopaedic surgeons who treat upper extremity trauma and reconstruction.


Shoulder Solutions

  • Complex Nonunions and Malunions of the Clavicle
  • Proximal Humerus Fracture Fixation: Plating vs Nailing

Elbow Solutions

  • Principle-based Approach to Distal Humerus Fixation
  • Olecranon Fracture Repair
  • Radial Head Fractures: Fixation vs Arthroplasty

Hand & Wrist Solutions

  • Scaphoid Fractures: Treatment and Management
  • Complex Distal Radius Fracture Management
  • Nonunions and Malunions of the Distal Radius
  • Ulnocarpal Abutment: Ulnar Shortening and TFCC Repair


Faculty Chair

Dr. Thomas Goetz is an orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty training in hand, upper extremity surgery, microsurgery and trauma. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia. He completed a degree in engineering physics and his medical degree and orthopaedic residency at Queen’s University in Ontario and a fellowship in Upper Extremity and Trauma in Kingston, Ontario. He completed a second fellowship in hand, upper extremity and microsurgery at Duke University Medical Centre in Durham, North Carolina.

Confirmed Course Faculty

Parham Daneshvar, MD
Derek Plausinis, MD