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Surgery 101

Welcome to Surgery 101, a series of podcasts produced with the help of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. The podcasts are intended to serve as brief introductions or reviews of surgical topics for medical students. We've aimed to cover a single topic in between 10-20 minutes so that you can quickly get a good idea of the basic concepts involved. Every episode is divided into chapters and concludes with several key points to summarize the topic. We are always keen to receive your feedback on our podcasts, and we are accepting suggestions for additional topics. New episodes are published every Wednesday. 'Surgery 101' was created by Dr Parveen Boora and Dr Jonathan White, and is supported by the Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta. Our 2010 series of podcasts are brought to you by the Undergrad Surgery Mobile Podcasting Studio Team which is: Jonathan, Jenni, Shannon, Kat, Karee and Tracy, with the assistance of the surgeons of Edmonton. Note to experts: please note that these podcasts are only intended as brief introductions for medical students - we cannot delve into the more complex nuances of advanced surgery in a 10-minute podcast. We encourage all listeners to supplement their learning by seeing patients, assisting at surgeries and reading widely!
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May 17, 2017

In this episode, Dr. Paul Schembri, a plastic surgeon from the University of Alberta explains Necrotizing Skin and Soft Tissue Infections.

After listening to this episode, learners should be able to:

  • Understand the importance of the topic
  • Discuss the Pathophysiology
  • Recognize the clinical presentation
  • Identify the differential diagnosis
  • Discuss treatment and management options
May 17, 2017

In this video Dr. James Wolfli, a plastic surgeon at the University of Alberta, demonstrates how to give a complete physical examination of the hand.

After watching this video you should be able to:

  • test vascularity of the hand
  • perform a sensation exam of the hand
  • demonstrate how to examine the motor function of the hand
May 10, 2017

In this episode of Surgery 101 we are joined by Dr. James Wolfli, a Plastic Surgeon from the University of Alberta, who will be discussing Wounds and Dressings.

After listening to this podcast you should be able to:

  • Discuss wound classification
  • Review tissue and patient status
  • Explain the decision tree including primary closure, debridement, and dressings
  • Understand particular wound examples
May 10, 2017

In this video Dr. James Wolfli, a plastic surgeon at the University of Alberta, demonstrates how to give a complete physical examination of the face.

After watching this video you should be able to:

  • understand how to rule our head/spinal injuries
  • describe facial inspections
  • comprehend facial sensation in regard to injuries
  • test vision during a facial examination
  • check the occlusion
  • perform facial palpation
  • examine the head from a different perspective
May 3, 2017

In this video Dr. Aleem Lalani, an orthopedic surgeon at the University of Alberta discusses how to read an x-ray.

After watching this video you should be able to:

  • Understand how to read an x-ray
May 3, 2017

In this episode, Dr. Colleen Weeks, an Orthopedic Surgery Fellow at the University of Alberta, discusses Lower Extremity Injuries. After listening to this podcast you should be able to: 

  • Understand the presentation and pathophysiology of these 3 common lower extremity injuries
  • Discuss the imaging and differential diagnosis for all 3 injuries
  • Explain treatment options for Hip Fractures, Femur Fractures, and Tibia/Fibula Fractures
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