January 16 - 17, 2020

Introduction to this Masterclass

Upper extremity nerve problems are of every day for a upper extremity surgeon. The variety of compression neuropathies, idiopathic pathology or nerve reconstructions are a challenge. Therefore we designed a two-day course with theoretical and practical sessions offering almost all reconstructive, decompression and denervation interventions of nerve pathology in the forearm and hand. The practical sessions will be performed on fresh frozen cadavers with two participants per extremity. The Nerve Esser Masterclass will be organized every 3 years.

The program

09:00 Opening
09:05 Anatomy/Physiology
09:30 Median nerve compression
release recurrence / Additives / Proximal median nerve compression
10:00 Skillslab session: Redo carpal tunnel release Coverage with ADQ muscle or thenar fat flap Proximal median nerve release
10:45 BREAK
11:00 Ulnar nerve compression
Cubital tunnel entrapment / Guyon
11:20 Radial nerve compression
Radial tunnel compression / Wartenberg syndrome
11:30 Skillslab session:
In situ release and submuscular transposition ulnar nerve / Guyon release Radial tunnel release
12:30 Lunch
13:00 Neuropathic pain / pain treatment
13:20 Superficial radial nerve neuropathy
13:30 Joint denervation in small joints in hand and wrist
13:40 Dorsal branch of ulnar nerve (DBUN) and palmar branch of median nerve (PBMN)
14:00 Skillslab session:
Joint denervation in hand and wrist
Release and denervation of superficial radial nerve
Denervation of DBUN and palmar branch of median nerve
15:00 Break
15:15 Conduction studies and ultra sound in nerve compression
15:45 Nerve lesions and repair: primary vs secondary
16:05 Autograft vs conduit vs allograft
16:15 Skillslab session:
microscopic repair median nerve (with motorbranch)
microscopic repair digital nerve and digital nerve with posterior interosseus graft and / or conduit
median nerve cable graft with LABCN
17:30 Drinks
20:00 Congress Diner
08:45 Nerve transfers vs tendon transfers
09:00 Nerve transfer in ulnar nerve palsy
09:30 Nerve transfers for median nerve palsy
10:00 Nerve transfers for radial nerve palsy
10:30 BREAK
10:45 Skillslab session: Nerve transfers
median nerve lesions
ulnar nerve lesions
radial nerve lesions
12:45 Lunch break
13:00 Brachial plexus injuries
13:30 Tendon transfers or nerve transfers after brachial plexus injury
13:50 Nerve transfers procedures for tetraplegia
14:15 Break
14:45 Skillslab session: Nerve transfers after brachial plexus injury 
   Nerve transfers for tetraplegia
17:00 Nerve transfers in the lower extremity 
18:00 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 tailored made and hands on international education by experts in the field across the globe. The Esser Masterclass is endorsed by the Internatiolnal 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. DR. J. HENK COERT

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department UMC, Utrecht, the Netherlands

DR. ANDREAS GOHRITZ

Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic and Hand Surgery Department University Hospital, Basel, Switserland

DR. ERIK T. WALBEEHM

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Radboudumc, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

DR. GODARD C. W. DE RUITER

Neurosurgery Department, Haaglanden MC, Den Haag, the Netherlands

DR. NENS VAN ALFEN

Neurology Department Radboudumc, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

PROF. DR. FRANK J.P.M. HUYGEN

Anesthesiology Department, Pain Treatment and Research Centre Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

DR. XANDER SMIT

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

DR. J. MICHIEL ZUIDAM

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Meet the Organization

DR.J.MICHIEL ZUIDAM

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

DR. XANDER SMIT

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

DR. LIRON DURAKU

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

DR. ERNST S. SMITS

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

DR. CAROLINE A. HUNDEPOOL

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands

DR. SHOISTA KAMBIZ

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Esser Masterclass Registration

Registration

Only 30 tickets available

Limited Early Bird Fellow and Specialist € 895,00
Limited Early Bird Resident € 545,00
Limited Regular Fellow and Specialist € 995,00
Limited Regular Resident € 645,00

Please check for the FAIR-TRAED reduced registration rate

ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam

Rotterdam, city on the Maas, is considered the most modern city of the Netherlands. Atypical in its own country, internationally renowned for its passion for innovation and its unpolished charms. Whether it is its ever-changing skyline full of audacious architecture, its port that is regarded as the smartest in the world, or the “can do” mentality of its residents. Rotterdam is a town with a pronounced character, energetic and always dynamic. Esser Masterclass and Rotterdam Partners make it possible for their participants to experience the city of Rotterdam at it’s full most.

Venue

SkillsLab Erasmus MC Room
Ee-120 Wytemaweg 80
3015 CN Rotterdam,
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 10 70 380 06
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Location

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."