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
08:30 Introduction and welcome Prof. Denise Eygendaal
08:35 What is stiff? Causes and work-up Dr. Anna van der Windt
08:45 Assessment by application Coen Otterspeer
08:50 Nonsurgical treatment: bracing  Eline van Es
09:05 Nonsurgical treatment: physiotherapy Valerie Jones
09:25 Surgical treatment algorithm and the role of osteotomy  Dr. Joost Colaris
09:40 Case discussion & Questions Faculty
10:15 Coffee break
10:45 Practical sessions:
Workshops brace technicians
Workshops physiotherapists
Wetlab: lateral approach step by step (surgeons)
Dr. Anna van der Windt
11:00 Extensor split and lateral column approach  Dr. Lisette Langenberg
11:30 Fixation of the radial head & arthroplasty  Prof. Denise Eygendaal
12:15 Take down & fixation of the lateral collateral ligament Dr. Bertram The
12:50 Wrap up: tips & tricks Dr. Anna van der Windt
13:00 Lunch break
13:45 Practical sessions:
Workshops brace technicians
Workshops physiotherapists
Wetlab: medial & posterior approach step by step (surgeons)

Dr. Bertram The

13:45 Ulnar nerve handling  Dr. Michiel Zuidam
14:15 Medial approach and repair medial collateral ligament Dr. Joost Colaris
14:45 Posterior approach: plate fixation olecranon fracture & osteotomy Prof. Denise Eygendaal
Dr. Dennis den Hartog
15:15 Wrap up: tips & tricks Dr. Bertram The
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Postoperative treatments: physiotherapy Valerie Jones
16:20 Role for CPM and bracing after surgery: preliminary results Dr. Mark Siemensma
16:35 Future thoughts: better to prevent? Dr. Anna van der Windt
16:45 Take home & closure Prof. Denise Eygendaal
17:00 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


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.”