PMEDG 1531: Podiatric Surgery I

Credits 3.0
This course teaches the fundamental principles of surgery, including normal wound, tendon and bone healing. The perioperative and postoperative management of a surgical patient are discussed along with basic concepts of hemostasis, patient positioning, and management of postoperative complications. Specific minor surgical techniques are discussed and practiced, including instrumentation, injection techniques, incision placement, suturing, knot tying and basic skin flaps. The students also practice basic nail surgery and soft tissue mass excision techniques.