Welcome to Surgery 101, a series of podcasts produced with the help of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada. The podcasts are intended to serve as brief introductions or reviews of surgical topics for medical students. We've aimed to cover a single topic in between 10-20 minutes so that you can quickly get a good idea of the basic concepts involved. Every episode is divided into chapters and concludes with several key points to summarize the topic. We are always keen to receive your feedback on our podcasts, and we are accepting suggestions for additional topics. New episodes are published every Friday. 'Surgery 101' was created by Dr Parveen Boora and Dr Jonathan White, and is supported by the Department of Surgery at the University of Alberta. Our 2010 series of podcasts are brought to you by the Undergrad Surgery Mobile Podcasting Studio Team which is: Jonathan, Jenni and Tracy, with the assistance of the Surgery 101 Experts of Edmonton. Note to experts: please note that these podcasts are only intended as brief introductions for medical students - we cannot delve into the more complex nuances of advanced surgery in a 10-minute podcast. We encourage all listeners to supplement their learning by seeing patients, assisting at surgeries and reading widely!
352. Trigger Finger
8:53After listening to this episode, learners should be able to: Describe the typical clinical presentation of trigger finger Explain the pathophysiology and list common risk factors for trigger finger Outline the diagnosis and management of the patient with trigger finger.
349. Meniscal Tears
16:20By the end of this episode, you will be able to: Recognize the clinical presentation of meniscal injury on history and physical exam. Describe the anatomy of the menisci and classification of tears. Describe operative and non-operative management options for meniscal tears, including the indications, risks, and benefits of each.
348. Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy
13:20At the end of this episode, learners will be able to: Define Degenerative Cervical Myelopathy Understand why it’s important The relevant pathophysiology of DCM and how patients present The prognosis of DCM
347. Giant Cell Arteritis
20:06In this podcast, listeners will learn about Giant Cell Arteritis, specifically with regards to: Exactly what giant cell arteritis is, and its pathophysiology Factors that are associated with its occurrence How it clinically manifests in patients, and how you can recognise it Other common differentials What urgent management is required, as well as considerations for longer-term management
346. Esophageal Perforations
20:12After this episode, listeners should be able to: Understand the basic anatomy of the esophagus Recognize the causes of an esophageal perforation Identify the locations and clinical presentations of an esophageal perforation List a differential diagnosis Understand the preoperative work up for diagnosing an esophageal perforation Describe the treatment Describe the major steps in the surgical repair of an esophageal perforation
345. Necrotizing Enterocolitis
13:26After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: Define necrotizing enterocolitis and understand its importance as one of the most common gastrointestinal emergencies Describe the pathophysiology and potential risk factors Identify common clinical features and physical exam findings Outline appropriate investigations and treatment options
344. Tracheoesophageal Fistulas and Esophageal Atresias
13:51After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: Define tracheoesophageal fistulas and esophageal atresias and understand their importance Describe the pathophysiology and potential associated anomalies Identify common clinical features and physical exam findings Outline appropriate treatment options and potential complications
342. Intestinal Atresia
13:23After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: Define an intestinal atresia and understand its importance Describe the pathophysiological processes leading to this condition Identify common clinical features and physical exam findings Outline appropriate investigations and treatment options Outline the prognosis and potential complications
341. Clubfoot - Congenital Talipes Equinovarus (CTE)
13:11After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: Define Congenital Talipes Equinovarus (CTE) and understand the importance of treating this deformity quickly Describe the pathophysiology and relevant anatomy Identify common clinical features and physical exam findings Outline appropriate treatment options and potential complications
340. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias
12:37After listening to this episode, learners will be able to: Define congenital diaphragmatic hernias and recognize the two common types Identify common clinical features, and physical exam findings List appropriate investigations and treatment options Describe the prognosis and potential complications