Educational Labs

Labs and educational opportunities

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UNMC has developed the infrastructure to train faculty, residents, students and surgeons from outside the organization in the latest surgical techniques. This is accomplished by utilizing full and partial cadavers in an operating room setting. On-going cadaver lab research projects and educational sessions are held about once every six weeks. The gift of anatomical donation allows our orthopaedic surgeons to develop and practice new and highly-refined techniques that benefit living patients without the additional risk. 

This hands-on approach is offered in only a few facilities around the nation and UNMC plans to become a leader in this type of training. These surgical cadaver labs are not only invaluable educational opportunities for our faculty and residents, they are often open to other community physicians as well.