Essential Motion Course


Thursday 28 March 2024

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SkillsLab, Erasmus MC | Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Course director

Prof. Dr. Denise Eygendaal
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Organizing team

Team Esser Masterclass

Course Introduction

Rotation of the elbow, forearm and wrist is essential for patient daily functioning. Problems with rotation following fractures remain a challenge to treat. Therefore, we designed a one-day course with theoretical and practical sessions offering the different interventions of rotation problems in the elbow, forearm and wrist. Plenary theory sessions will be followed by practical sessions aimed at our different participant groups, including cadaver lab sessions and workshops for physiotherapists and brace technicians.

The program

The Essential Rotation course is a one-day course. Please have a look at the schedule below.

08:00 Registration
08:15 Introduction & Welcome (Denise Eygendaal)
08:35 Proximal radius – interactive case discussion (Bertram The & faculty)
09:15 Anatomy of the proximal radius (Denise Eygendaal)
09:30 Radial head fractures – ORIF.. Easy as always, it always rotates (Dennis den Hartog)
09:45 Radial head prosthesis.. Winning solution for rotation? (Roger van Riet)
10:00 Discussion & Questions
10:30 Coffee break

Room 1: Workshop for physiotherapists

Room 2: Workshop for brace technicians

Room 3: Cadaver lab

  • Extensor split and lateral column approach
  • Fixation of the radial head
  • Fixation of the lateral collateral ligament
  • Radial head prosthesis
13:00 Lunch
13:45 Rotational impairment: case discussions (Joost Colaris and Michiel Zuidam)
14:15 Work-up and imaging: current (im)possibilities (Joost Colaris)
14:25 Bracing: when and how? (Eline van Es) 
14:40 Rotational impairment in the forearm (Joost Colaris) 
14:55 Rotational impairment at the wrist (Michiel Zuidam)
15:10 Physiotherapy for rotational impairment (Jelle Heisen)
15:30 Tea break with burning questions

Room 1: Workshop for physiotherapists

Room 2: Workshop for brace technicians

Room 3: Cadaver lab

  • Approach forearm
  • Interosseous membrane
  • DRU exposure and release
17:15 Wrap-up (Denise Eygendaal & faculty)
17:30 Adjourn & Drinks


Medical Specialist Ticket


Resident Ticket


Physiotherapist Ticket


Brace Technician Ticket



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.

Rotterdam Information
SkillsLab Erasmus MC Room
Ee-120 Wytemaweg 80
3015 CN Rotterdam,
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 65 23 43 640


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 to

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.”