Minor Surgery Podcasts
Video tutorial for General Practitioners and the medically qualified individuals on how to inject steroids to treat De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis syndrome by UK leading plastic surgeon Adrian Richards of Aurora clinics in Buckinghamshire. For more information on Minor surgery training courses for GPs led by Mr. Adrian Richards, please call our FREE office number: 0800 [...]Read more
Injecting steroids to release the trigger finger video tutorial for general practitioners and the medically qualified individuals. Plastic surgeon Adrian Richards describes the causes and symptoms of Trigger finger and demonstrates how to inject the trigger finger with steroids to improve it by reducing the swelling in the tendons without resorting to surgery. For more [...]Read more
What is the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and how to inject the Carpal Tunnel to release tension in the tendons of the hand tutorial presented by Mr. Adrian Richards of Aurora clinics. If you are a medical practitioner and you would like more information on our Minor surgery training courses, please call us on 0800 328 [...]Read more
Medical tutorial and demonstration of Sebaceous Cyst Removal also known as Epidermoid Cyst which was infected prior to minor surgical procedure, on the pre-sternal area, performed by plastic surgeon Adrian Richards at Aurora Clinics in Buckinghamshire.
Medical Tutorial on How to identify a Hypertrophic scar from a Keloid scar, how to treat or remove them, how to avoid the forming of such scars when performing minor surgical procedures and what are the risks you should be aware of during and after treatment, by Mr Adrian Richards consultant plastic surgeon and medical [...]
Do you know how to perform Flap Reconstruction? In this short podcast, Consultant Plastic Surgeon for Aurora Clinics, Mr. Adrian Richards explains how, what is the difference between different types of flaps and demonstrates how to remove a large BCC using a local or rhomboid flap in the video accompanying the audio information.
Minor surgery training course for General Practitioners by Aurora Clinics demonstrating how to remove a flat intra dermal naevus from the torso with an elliptical incision and use of deep absorbable stitches and sub cuticular sutures. You are shown how to insert deep dermal stitches and suture the wound with a continuous absorbable stitch. More valuable [...]
A podcast offering you full information on removing nodular intra dermal naevis accompanied by video demonstration of excising a large nodular BCC with a vertical ellipse crossing the border of the lip performed by Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Adrian Richards of Aurora Clinics.
Information on the importance of Deep Dermal Sutures together with an example video of minor surgical procedure :excising an extra nipple from the torso using an efficient technique commonly used for excising skin lesions, using eliptical incisions, deep dermal sutures, deep absorbable stitches to take the tension of the wound for minimal scarring result performed [...]
Medical Tutorial on how to approach the most basic suture, the Transverse Stitch; which areas of the body are they most beneficial to perform on, where and why you should avoid closing the skin with a transverse stitch, and other valuable tips regarding transverse stitching provided by Adrian Richards Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Aurora Clinics.
Post minor surgical interventions, complications such as haematoma or bleeding, swellings, redness,infections and hypertrophic or keloid scars can sometimes occur. In this Audio and Video tutorial, Adrian Richards, Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Aurora Clinics goes through each of these types of complications and provides information on how to avoid them. Learn the measures to be taken prior [...]
Adrian Richards, Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Aurora Clinics, discusses the dilemma Medical Professionals face when trying to decide which cases they should send for histology. Including: What is the correct way to remove and preserve the specimen when having it sent for histology; Follow-up with patients; Monitoring and assessing the healing process; scarring and results [...]
Medical tutorial on what dressings you can use for minor surgical procedures and the best aftercare process by Adrian Richards, of Aurora Clinics. Detailed information is given about the pros and cons of using Dermabond,Micropore Mepore, Opsite and Steri-strips and how to get the best results during healing process for a minimal scarring result.
Medical tutorial on how to use local anaesthetic for a good haemostasis, how to calculate the optimum toxic doses for your patients, how to administer local anaesthetics, which technique is best to use, what types of needles are more appropriate for injecting local anaesthetics and what are the general issues surrounding Local Anaesthetics by Adrian Richards, [...]
Plastic surgeon Adrian Richards discusses the sutures he recommends you use for your minor surgery. In particular how you decide which absorbable and non-absorbable sutures to use. Why braided sutures are more prone to infection and how to select the appropriate absorbable suture for your deep dermal sutures. Which sutures work best depending on the [...]
Valuable information on what types of instruments Adrian Richards recommends for minor surgical procedures and how to use them, what are the advantages of disposable instruments sets and why he prefers them, why is quality important and how much you should expect to pay for a complete instruments set. Images of the Blinks instrument set [...]
Useful information on how to perform an Excisional biopsy and for which types of skin lesions this would be most appropriate as opposed to an incisional biopsy. Adrian Richards explains how to determine the correct margins around your specimen and the best ways of preserving the integrity of the lesion and of orientating it for histological [...]
The subject of today’s audio and video post is which lesions are suitable for incisional rather than excisional biopsy. Adrian Richards discusses the finer points of the technique including the location of the biopsy, tips on orientating and preserving the specimen before sending it to a histologist and whether punch biopsies should be used.
Important Audio and video information on methods of diagnosing specific lesions. Consultant plastic surgeon Adrian Richards gives advice on how to identify lesions such as morpheic BCC’s, actinic keratosis, Merkel cell tumours and how to choose the correct excision margins for suspected skin malignancies.
Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards explains why you should be cautious about treating some lesions in high-risk areas of the body. He discusses: Why biopsy in some cases might be best performed by a Plastic Surgeon and gives guidance about areas such as the glabellar, nose and pre-sternal areas which can present significant risks to the [...]
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon Adrian Richards discusses the lesions he feels it is safe to treat when you are starting your Minor Surgical career. Including: How to diagnose specific lesions; Techniques that should be used to remove lesions from various sites of the body.
Introductory video: Online Minor Surgery Training course for General Practitioners. Develop and improve your Minor Surgery Techniques with consultant plastic surgeon Adrian Richards, medical director of Aurora Clinics. This course consists of numerous online podcasts and videos with step by step demonstrations: various types of suturing techniques; diagnosis and excisions of lesions; types of skin lesions and [...]
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