January 17 - 18, 2019

Introduction to this Masterclass

Acute and chronic tendon ruptures are of every day for an upper extremity surgeon. The repair itself is often not so difficult, but how does my patient achieve a good to excellent result? This is the real challenge in tendon surgery. Therefore, we designed a two-day course with theoretical and practical sessions offering most types of repair in different zones, chronic reconstruction possibilities and transfers for flexor and extensor tendons. The practical sessions will be performed on fresh frozen cadavers with two participants per extremity. The Tendons Esser Masterclass will be organized every 3 years.

The program

09:00 Welcome
09:05 Anatomy of flexor and extensor tendon
09:20 Biomechanics of tendon healing
09:35 Basic flexor tendon repair primary
10:00 Flexor tendon reconstruction
Two stage reconstruction (silastic rod / tendon graft )
Pulley reconstruction
Autologous material (tendon / extensor retinaculum / pulley)
10:25 BREAK
10:45 Skillslab session: Flexor tendon repair primary
Zone 1 reinsertion techniques
Zone 2 primary suture technique (core sutures/ epitenon sutures)
pulley venting / sublimis tendon repair or removal
Zone 5 primary suture technique (force measurement of suture)
11:45 Skillslab session: Flexor tendon reconstruction
13:00 Lunch Break
13:40 Rehabilitation in tendon surgery
14:00 Extensor tendon repair primary
Zone 3 central slip reconstruction / boutonniere correction
Zone 6 primary suture technique
Zone 5 sagittal band repair / reconstruction
14:30 Skillslab session: Zone 3 central slip reconstruction / boutonniere correction
Zone 5 saggital band repair / reconstruction
Zone 6 primary suture technique (force measurement of suture)
15:30 Break
16:00 Tenodesis techniques
General principles
Swanneck correction
Sliptenodesis / Zancolli sling
16:30 Skillslab session continuation of flexor and extensor tendon
17:30 Drinks
19:30 Congress diner
09:00 Tendon transfer
General principles tendon transfer
Suture techniques tendon transfers
Pulvertaft / Side to Side / Wrap around
09:30 Median nerve palsy transfers
Opponens plasty techniques
10:00 Extensor tendon repair
chronic mallet
EIP to EPL
12:30 Break
10:45 Skillslab session tendon transfer
Opponensplasty
FDS4/ EIP/ ADQ
EIP to EPL
Tenodermodesis chronic mallet
12:30 Lunch break
13:10 Reconstruction of the tetraplegic hand
13:35 Ulnar nerve palsy
ERCL/ FDS to intrinsics
APL to FDI
ERCB to adductor
13:55 Skillslab session: Ulnar nerve palsy
15:00 Break
15:20 Nerve transfers
15:40 Radial nerve palsy tendon transfers
16:05 Skillslab session: PT to ERCB / FCU to EDC / PL to EPL
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

DR. JASON WONG

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Division of Cell Matrix Biology & Regenerative Medicine University of Manchester, United Kingdom

DR. MICK KREULEN

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Rode Kruis Hospital Beverwijk, Netherlands

DR. ARNOLD H. SCHUURMAN

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department UMC Utrecht, Netherlands

DR. MIKE RÜTTERMAN

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department UMCG Groningen, Netherlands

DR. MARK J. C. SMEULDERS

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Zuyderland Medical Centre, Sittard-Geleen, Netherlands

DR. HP VAN NOT

Zeeuws Hand- & Wrist Centre, Goes, Netherlands

DR. OLIVER T. ZÖPHEL

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Medical Spectrum Twente, Netherlands

DR. TJEERD R. DE JONG

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Isala Clinics, Zwolle, Netherlands

DR. SEBASTIAAN SOUER

Xpert Clinic Hand- & Wrist Centre, Rotterdam, Netherlands

DR. ERIK T. WALBEEHM

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Radboudumc, Nijmegen, 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. TEUN TEUNIS

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

DR. ROBERT R. DIJKMAN

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

DR. SJOERD PAULUSMA

Plastic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery Department Isala Clinics, Zwolle, 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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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."