- Meet The Speaker -
Jon qualified from Cambridge in 2004 and then spent 5 years in small animal general practice. He spent a year at the RVC completing a small animal rotating internship, and then several months working for Vets Now. He returned to Cambridge for a surgery residency and became an ECVS diploma holder in small animal surgery in 2015. He has since worked as an affiliated lecturer in soft tissue at Cambridge and will soon start as Senior Lecturer in soft tissue surgery at the University of Edinburgh.
The first webinar will begin by refreshing participants knowledge of the phases of wound healing and then use clinical examples to illustrate how this theory is practically important and useful in the treatment of traumatic wounds or open wounds resulting from surgical complications. Problems with wound healing and recognising them will be discussed, followed by examples of investigating and resolving some issues that can delay or halt normal progression of second intention healing. The importance of wound and peri-wound health will be emphasised for the normal progression of second intention healing, and appropriate dressing choice and application will be discussed.
The second webinar in the series will explore when to consider surgical closure of a traumatic wound and the appropriate timing of intervention. It will consider the question of when a wound becomes surgical and then explore options for surgical reconstruction of both open wounds and elective oncological resections, reviewing the anatomy of the skin to better understand skin flaps and grafts. Various examples will be used to illustrate the practical use and some complications of these techniques.
The third webinar will consider surgical resection and reconstruction in some regions of the body that can prove difficult to achieve appropriate oncological margins and can provide a challenge for reconstruction. Various strategies will be discussed to help avoid complications and improve the long-term prognosis for these patients with the consideration of some adjunctive treatments to make the surgeons life easier. Clinical cases will be used as examples of options, how to plan for procedures to best minimise complications, but explore some disasters and how they can be managed.
The fourth webinar will examine some complex cases of abdominal and thoracic wall oncological resections and the challenges that these can pose, particularly focusing on surgical reconstruction, with some consideration of anaesthesia, analgesia and postoperative requirements. The challenges of perineal surgery will also be discussed, with particular attention to anal sac adenocarcinoma, including management of some unpleasant complications.