Local Flaps & Tendons
April 1-3, 2019

Introduction to this Masterclass

Esser Australia presents the first combined Local Flaps and Tendons Masterclass, in which everyting about local flaps coverage and tendon repair will be discussed and practiced on fresh-frozen cadavers in a three day program.

The program

*Program may be subject to change

Day 1 Flaps

08:00 Registration
08:30 Opening
08:45 Soft tissue anatomy of the hand
09:15 Coverage of the fingertip
09:45 Skillslab: Venkataswami / Evans / Segmüller / Homodigital island / V-Y flaps
10:45 Break
11:15 Soft tissue coverage dorsal side of finger
11:45 Skillslab: Quaba /adipofascial turnover / hatchet flaps
12:45 Lunch
13:45 Soft tissue coverage volar side of finger
14:00 Hypothenar / cross finger flaps
15:00 Break
15:30 Soft tissue coverage of the thumb
16:00 Skillslab: Cross finger / Moberg / FDMA flaps
17:00 Drinks

Day 2 Flaps/Tendons

08:30 Reversed radial forearm flap, Posterior interosseous artery flap
09:00 Ulnar artery (perforator) flap, Lateral arm flap
09:30 Break
10:00 Elbow defects
10:30 Skillslab: Posterior interosseous artery flap, Radial forearm flap variants
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Biomechanics of flexor tendon repair & rehabilitation of flexor tendon surgery
13:30 Zone 1 and zone 2 primary tendon repair
14:00 Skillslab: zone 1 reinsertion techniques / Zone 2 primary repair
15:00 Break
15:30 2-stage flexor tendon repair + Pulley reconstructions
16:00 Skillslab: Flexor tendon and pulley reconstruction
17:00 Drinks
19:00 Dinner with faculty and participants

Day 3 Tendons

08:30 Zone 3 central slip repair/boutonniere correction
08:45 Zone 5 sagittal band repair/ reconstruction
09:00 Skillslab: Zone 3 central slip reconstruction/boutonniere correction/Zone 5 sagittal band repair /reconstruction
10:30 Break
11:00 Skillslab: Tenodesis techniques, swan neck correction, FDS slip tenodesis
12:00 Lunch
12:45 EPL injury/EIP to EPL tendon transfer
13:00 Median nerve palsy/opponensplasty techniques
13:30 Ulnar nerve palsy tendon transfers
14:00 Skillslab: EIP to EPL/opponensplasty FDS4or EIP/ Zancolli lasso / ECRB adductorplasty
15:00 Break
15:30 Radial nerve palsy tendon transfers
16:00 Skillslab: radial nerve palsy tendon transfers (PT to ERCB / FCU to EDC / PL to EPL)
17:00 Conclusion and drinks

The experts

The Esser Masterclass instructors and faculty are dedicated and certified hand surgeons. This means that the Esser Masterclass is focused on providing a tailor made and hands on international education by experts in the field across the globe. The Esser Masterclass is endorsed by the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH) and the International Confederation of Plastic Surgery Societies (ICOPLAST)

"One of the best hand courses I have attended"

A.C. van Leeuwen MD, Plastic Surgeon, Netherlands

"Truly high quality hand surgery education"

A.M. Aristov MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Russia

"Esser Masterclass is dedicated hand surgery training, a must for every hand surgeon"

A. Satir, Plastic Surgeon, Germany
J.L.B. Vanhaecke, Hand Surgeon, Belgium

Meet the faculty

Prof. Randy Bindra

Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon, Gold Coast Private Hospital, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery,
Griffith University Queensland, Australia

Dr. Kavinda Rajapakse

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Army Hospital Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dr. Michael McCleave

Hand and Wrist Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon, Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia, Australia

DR. TIM DE JONG

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands

DR. PAUL VAN MINNEN

Hand and Wrist Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon, Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia, Australia

Meet the Organisers

Dr. Michael McCleave

Hand and Wrist Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon Royal Adelaide Hospital South Australia, Australia

DR. TIM DE JONG

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam, The Netherlands

DR. PAUL VAN MINNEN

Hand and Wrist Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon Royal Adelaide Hospital South Australia, Australia

Esser Masterclass Registration

Registration

Course fee, including dinner on Day 2: AUD $1050.00
There is availability for 20 participants. Two participants will share one cadaveric workstation.
Please register your interest by sending an e-mail with your contact details to info@essermasterclass.com

ADELAIDE

Adelaide

Welcome to the world’s only city in a park - 900 hectares of parks, to be exact. The city and luscious green parks surrounding Adelaide, known as the Park Lands, was originally called Tarntanya (red kangaroo place) by the Kaurna people who are the original custodians of the land. Adelaide has a population of approximately 1.2 million people and is consistently voted in the top 10 most liveable cities in the world by the Economist.

Venue

Department of Education and Learning.
The Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Port Road, Adelaide, South Australia.

For all enquiries, please send an e-mail

Venue

Department of Education and Learning.
The Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Port Road, Adelaide, South Australia.

For all enquiries, please send an e-mail

FAIR-TRAED ©

Esser Masterclass introduced a new education principle: FAIR-TRAED (Fair Transparent Education). FAIR-TRAED means that the registration fees are directly invested in the Esser Masterclass educational materials to advance hand surgery trainings. The organisation and the faculty have a passion for hand surgery and support FAIR-TRAED which means that they do not receive any financial compensation. This enables Esser Masterclass to keep the registration fees at a minimum. Our mission is making high-quality handsurgery education accessible for every handsurgeon around the globe and our motto is training form handsurgeons to handsurgeons.

Special thanks

Ella Nitters MSc, MA

"As a medical illustrator I am proud to be part of the Esser Masterclass. It's my passion to draw the human anatomy and within Esser Masterclass I get the opportunity to explore this with devoted hand surgeons."