Course convenor: Nicholas Riley, Consultant Hand and Wrist Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic CentreThis course is designed to impart the knowledge and skills required to pass the hand surgery section of the FRCS (Orth) exam. This will include a comprehensive lecture programme covering the core components and key topics of the exam. Mock clinical examination stations with invited patients will provide an opportunity to refine examination skills under the guidance of experienced hand surgeons. The viva component will simulate exam conditions for the delegates, with the opportunity for feedback and tailored teaching.By the end of the course, delegates will be familiar with all of the key high yield topics relevant to the hand surgery station, including:Relevant functional anatomyDegenerative conditions of the hand and wristContemporary management of scaphoid and distal radius fracturesCarpal instability including SLAC and SNACKey papers in hand surgeryCommon radiological abnormalities seen on x-ray, CT and MRIManagement soft tissue defects around the hand and wristPeripheral nerve injury and entrapmentTendon injuries