Hand surgery FRCS (Orth) revision course

Date: 05/03/2020 - 06/03/2020
Location: Saïd Business School, Oxford

Available spaces: 12

Hand surgery FRCS (Orth) revision course


Course convenor: Nicholas Riley, Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

This course is designed to impart the knowledge and skills required to pass the hand surgery section of the FRCS (Orth) exam. This will include a comprehensive lecture programme covering the core components and key topics of the exam. Mock clinical examination stations with invited patients will provide an opportunity to refine examination skills under the guidance of experienced hand surgeons. The viva component will simulate exam conditions for the delegates, with the opportunity for feedback and tailored teaching.

By the end of the course, delegates will be familiar with all of the key high yield topics relevant to the hand surgery station, including:

  • Relevant functional anatomy
  • Degenerative conditions of the hand and wrist
  • Contemporary management of scaphoid and distal radius fractures
  • Carpal instability including SLAC and SNAC
  • Key papers in hand surgery
  • Common radiological abnormalities seen on x-ray, CT and MRI
  • Management of soft tissue defects around the hand and wrist
  • Peripheral nerve injury and entrapment
  • Tendon injuries

The quickest way to register and confirm your place is to book online by credit or debit card. In order for you to register online you will need to register with our website first, upon registration with ORUK you will be given the option to book this meeting online. If you have already registered with our website you can sign in and book.

We accept cheques, please ensure you attach an accompanying registration form. Cheques are to be made payable to “Orthopaedic Research UK” and posted to the address detailed on the registration form.

You can also pay by direct bank transfer, our transfer details are listed on the registration form. Please ensure you also complete and return a registration form if you are paying by direct bank transfer.

Registration form

Registration fees:

Lectures with vivas and clinicals: £375
Lectures only: £275

Please contact the events team via email: events@oruk.org or telephone: +44 (0)20 7307 3013 if you have any further queries.

Venue address

Saïd Business School
Park End Street



Park End Street venue is located adjacent to the train station. There is a direct mainline service between Oxford, London and Birmingham. From Heathrow Airport there is a fast train link to London Paddington which connects directly with services to Oxford.

Park and ride:

Oxford offers an excellent Park and Ride system, with 5 sites providing excellent access to the city centre. Visit the Park and Ride website for more information.

Coach from London, Heathrow or Gatwick:

There is a regular coach service (X70) from both airports to Oxford city centre. Taxis are available at the Gloucester Green Bus Station, although Park End Street is just a short walk away. Visit the Oxford Bus website for more information.


The venue does not recommend travelling by car, but if you need to there are car parks in the city centre.

There are a number of car parks in the city centre in close proximity to Park End Street including:

  • Oxpens car park, postcode: OX1 1RQ
  • Worcester Street car park, postcode: OX1 2BQ
  • Gloucester Green car park, postcode: OX1 2BN

For Sat Nav devices please use: ‘OX1 1HP’.


Revision Books

Orthopaedic basic science for the postgraduate examination: practice MCQs and EMQs

Designed for trainees preparing to sit the written section of the FRCS (Tr & Orth) or equivalent examination. Whilst much of the general orthopaedic curriculum is often learnt from clinical exposure, knowledge of the basic sciences frequently requires more specific attention. Drawing partly on material from the hugely successful Orthopaedic Research UK courses, this book simultaneously provides a tool for assessing knowledge levels and a means of rapidly assimilating detailed facts. The authors are all approaching, or have achieved completion of higher surgical and fellowship training, but have sufficiently recent experience of postgraduate orthopaedic examinations to ensure that the questions are representative of the level and scope required.
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Revision Books

Orthopaedic basic and clinical science for the postgraduate examination: viva practice & diagrams

Designed for trainees preparing to sit the oral section of the FRCS (Tr & Orth) or equivalent examination. There is a temptation for exam preparation to focus all too heavily on pure knowledge acquisition at the expense of practising viva technique. This book therefore aims to stimulate a more problem-based approach through the use of mock vivas, as well as encouraging candidates to practise drawing out and labelling the diagrams frequently asked by examiners. Conceived as a companion volume to the hugely successful Practice EMQs and MCQs, and drawing partly on material from the popular Orthopaedic Research UK courses, this text simultaneously provides a tool for assessing knowledge levels and a means of rapidly assimilating detailed facts.
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Mr Nicholas Riley, Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre

Nicholas Riley is a consultant hand and wrist surgeon based at the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Oxford. He has a diverse tertiary referral hand and wrist surgery practice with an interest in complex fracture treatment, scaphoid fracture and non-union, hand infection and the management of hand and wrist arthritis. Nick qualified from St Barts and the Royal London and undertook his early post-graduate training in London and at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, before completing his orthopaedic training in Oxford. He was subsequently awarded the Oxford hand surgery fellowship and the prestigious American Society of Hand Surgery Travelling Fellowship resulting in visiting fellowships at the Mayo Clinic and the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. Nick is a keen educator who is comfortable lecturing to large audiences and educating smaller groups, he is a member of the Oxford University Medical Education Fellows group and is the founder of the Oxford Hand Surgery Training Centre.

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