Orthopedic Fracture Reduction Training Course and Practice Kit

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Lay a solid foundation for these surgical skills:

  1. Basic surgical principles
  2. Sterility and aseptic technique
  3. Good lighting
  4. Sharps safety
  5. Scalpel holds
  6. Incision
  7. Dissection and hemostasis
  8. Wound closure in layers
  9. Suturing and knot tying techniques
  10. Wound dressing
  11. Orthopedic principles
  12. Reduction, fixation and immobilization
  13. Casts, splints and slings

The Orthopedic Fracture Reduction Course’s Practical Projects:

Reduction of fractures through manipulation and immobilization

  • Project CR1: The emergency management of a fracture
  • Project CR2a: Closed reduction of a fracture using plaster of Paris (POP) cast
  • Project CR2b: Closed reduction of a fracture using a fiberglass cast

Reduction of fractures of a long bone using ORIF

  • Project OR1: Open reduction and internal fixation of a linear long bone fracture – Procedure 1
  • Project OR2: Open reduction and internal fixation of a linear long bone fracture – Procedure 2
  • Project OR3: Open reduction and internal fixation of a comminuted long bone fracture
  • Project OR4: Open reduction and internal fixation of a segmental long bone fracture
  • Project OR5: Remove plates and screws

Reduction of fractures using wire or implants

  • Projects in development phase:
  • Project OR6: Fixation of a longitudinal fracture using lag screws
  • Project OR7: Fixation of a fracture using stainless steel wires
  • Project OR8: Fixation of a fracture using intra-medullary rods
  • Project OR9: Fixation of an animal cadaver fracture
  • Project OR10: Fixation of fractures using Sawbones
  • Project OR11: Fixation of a fracture using external fixators
  • Project OR12: Repair a fracture using a bone graft
  • Project OR13: Repair a fractured mandible

Research project ideas:

  • Project RI1 A Comparative study of the post-operative bone strength of a fixated long bone fracture
  • Project RI2 Design a research project using Sawbones
  • Project RI3 Compare the wound strength using a variety of suturing techniques

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About The Apprentice Doctor

Dr. Anton Scheepers is the founder of The Apprentice Doctor® and the Future Doctors Academy. Dr. Anton is a qualified and practicing Medical Professional with more than 20 years experience as a specialist surgeon in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of diseases, injuries, and defects in the head, neck, face, jaw, and the hard and soft tissues of the head and neck region. It is a recognized international surgical specialty and it is uniquely placed right at the center of the medical and dental worlds.

Dr. Anton Scheepers has completed rotations in:

General Surgery
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery

He is an international presenter at premedical and medical skills conferences, workshops and camps across the world. Dr. Anton Scheepers is a gifted presenter with a colorful career. From treating leprosy patients in a large leprosarium to treating soldiers and civilians in a bush war in Namibia, and rendering medical services to prisoners – including death-row prisoners to working with classified and dangerous psychiatric patients.

His training varied between basic medical sciences, surgery, and dentistry. He started a medical sciences section in the largest Science Center in Africa – the Sci-Bono Discovery Science Center and was involved with medical research in collaboration with Dr. Sandy Marks Jr. from the University of Massachusetts. Experience includes academic, public, military as well as private practice – all this experience in one person and now Dr. Anton is eager to see young people fulfilling their dreams of becoming great medical professionals.

Dr. Anton Scheepers has a keen interest in medical education as the head of the Premedical Sciences Department at the Solid Rock Community and Virtual Schools based in Tampa, Florida. He is still a practicing medical professional as well as the director of The Apprentice Corporation – an organization with the mission of assisting prospective medical professionals towards fulfilling their dreams. He is the author of 4 books*, a number of International medical articles and the accredited Apprentice Doctor® high school course material available at selected schools in the USA.

*Books published:

  • For Future Doctors Foundation Medical Course        ISBN: 978-0-9815066-0-9
  • How to Suture Wounds Course                                  ISBN: 978-0-9815066-1-6
  • The Apprentice Doctor Venipuncture Course           ISBN: 978-0-9815066-2-3
  • For Future Medical Professionals Activity Logbook   ISBN: 978-0-9815066-4-7

Dr. Anton Scheepers has written articles in various publications of International Medical Journals on subjects such as:

  • Penetrating injuries of the head and neck
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Dental treatment of the psychiatric patient
  • Various articles on Oral Manifestations of Leprosy
  • In addition to the publications, Dr. Scheepers has presented papers at numerous national and international conferences

Awards and commendations include:

  • P Grant Smith Gold medal for Maxillofacial Surgery
  • The College of Medicine Silver Medal in Maxillofacial Surgery
  • The Michael and Janie Miller Prize final year Surgery
  • Commendation for excellent service rendering by the Director of the Department of Health
  • Commendation for excellent service rendering by the director of Prison services

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