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Chertsey FRCS Course

The OLDEST FRCS course in the UK

Mr Mohamed Imam, Consultant Upper Limb surgeon and Mr Ziad Harb, Consultant Foot and ankle surgeon serve as the course convenors. 

This is possibly the oldest FRCS course in the UK. It was originally started by the renowned Alan Graham Apley (1914- 1996), in 1948 and he taught and chaired it for 15 years. 

A course that has been running for decades in Chertsey, Surrey, teaching orthopaedic surgeons for their final exams. 

The course covers all aspects of orthopaedics with special focus on vivas and exam techniques. Lectures will highlight the salient features in every topic and will enable candidates to enrich their answers with the right “buzz words” and tips and tricks for mastering the exam. 

There are interactive discussions, clinical case presentations that emphasize the tips and tricks of correct examination techniques, and a mock exam consisting of viva and short and intermediate cases in real exam style. Instant feedback is provided to candidates at the end of each session.

Candidates have ample opportunities throughout the course to put questions to the faculty, comprising of consultants and senior trainees (who have recently cleared the exams and are impatient to share their exam secrets).

FRCS Mentor and Orthopaedic Research UK

A Multifacet Educational Platform 

Mr Imam is one of the board and faculty of The FRCS Mentor initiative. The FRCS Mentor is a non-profit network of Orthopaedic Surgeons who are enthusiastic about surgical education. We aim to facilitate surgical knowledge exchange by establishing successful mentorship to orthopaedic candidates preparing for their exit FRCS Orth Exams. Ultimately, this would improve patients' care all over the globe.

Our work model is a multi-facet platform, covering all aspects of FRCS and orthopaedics in general, through daily discussions, online and face to face mentorship, weekly webinars, weekly viva session, in addition to a library of lecture videos, summary notes, and link to important resources and recommended courses.

The ArmDoc is a professional partner with the FRCS Mentor Initiative. 


Comprehensive Ultrasound Guided Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Course

Comprehensive MSK PRP Therapy and Cadaveric Ultrasound-Guided Injection Course

  • Expert faculty

  • Historic laboratory with excellent location & facilities

  • Basic scientific basis & Evidence for treatment with PRP

  • Live Patient Demonstrations

  • Tips and tricks to gain precise placement of injections with USS

  • Hands-on preparation of plasma with industry-leading systems

  • Certified Venepuncture Training

  • Cadaveric wet lab on fresh frozen tissue for optimal anatomic imaging and tissue feel The most realistic experience available

Day 1

The course includes an advanced masterclass on PRP including basic

science, evidence base behind PRP and also clinical applications. We

have for the first time incorporated a certified Venepuncture training

course! Delegates will also get to practice on different PRP system

available in the UK and international markets.

08:30 – 09:00 Registration and introduction

09:00 – 09:30 What is PRP?

09:30 – 10:30 The science and evidence base behind PRP

10:30 – 10:45 Clinical Applications and Future directions

10:45 – 11:00 BREAK

11:00 – 12:30 Venipuncture training and Refresher

12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH

13:30 – 15:00 Role of Ultrasound in PRP & Evidence

15:00 – 16:30 Practical demo of different PRP systems & Live patient

demo of Ultrasound-guided PRP injection


Day 2

Delegates spend the whole day in an anatomy lab practising ultrasound-guided injection of the upper and lower limb joints and soft tissue

structures. This is on fresh frozen whole-body specimens for the most

realistic and problem-solving training approach to USS guided injections.

You will have to move and position extremities as you would in real

patients to get access for your injections.

09:00 – 10:00 Role of ultrasound in PRP injections

10:00 – 10:45 Techniques in performing ultrasound-guided injections

10:45 – 11:00 BREAK

11:00 – 12:30 Ultrasound guided PRP Injections of the upper limb

including shoulder, elbow and wrist

12:30 – 13:30 LUNCH

13:30 – 15:00 Ultrasound guided PRP Injections of the lower limb including hip, knee and soft tissues

15:00 – 15:15 BREAK

15:15 – 16:15 Ultrasound guided PRP injections of the foot and ankle

16:15 – 16:30 Debrief and close

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