DePuy Synthes X ESSER Hand Surgery Master Class


August 17 & 18, 2024

Max Participants



Sydney, Australia


Course Introduction

“Elevate your expertise in hand surgery alongside renowned faculty. This is a comprehensive two-day course focused on two critical topics in hand surgery:

  • Free Flaps
  • Fractures
  • Dive deep into theory, then seamlessly translate it into practice through hands-on sessions with fresh frozen cadavers. This hand surgery course is a joint collaboration between DePuy Synthes and Esser Australia.”

    The program

    The Hand Surgery Course is a two day course please have a look at the schedule

    08:00 Vascular anatomy of the hand
    08:10 Soft tissue coverage of the fingertip
    08:20 Faculty demo: Venkataswamy / reverse homodigital island flap
    08:40 Skillslab
    Venkapaswami / reverse homodigital island flap
    09:40 Coffee break
    09:55 Soft tissue coverage of the dorsal and volar side of the vinger
    10:05 Faculty demo: cross finger & reverse cross finger flap / adipofascial turnover flap
    / Quaba flap
    10:45 Skillslab
    Cross finger flap
    Adipofascial turnover flap
    Quaba flap
    11:45 Lunch
    12:30 Soft tissue coverage of the thumb
    12:40 Faculty demo: Moberg / FDMA / Brunelli
    13:10 Skillslab

    14:10 Larger regional flaps
    14:20 Faculty demo: radial forearm / PIA / lateral arm flap / Becker flaps
    14:50 Skillslab:
    Radial forearm
    Lateral arm flap
    Becker arm flaps
    15:50 Common lower limb flaps for hand reconstruction
    16:00 Close
    08:00 Faculty demo: ALT / MFT-MFC / free fibula / gracilis
    09:00 Distal radius fractures
    09:20 Wrist arthroscopy prior to fracture treatment
    09:40 Faculty demo: wrist arthroscopy, distal radius plating (volar approach); dorsal and radial
    10:40 Coffee break
    11:00 Skillslab
    Distal radius plating
    11:45 Scaphoid fractures                                                              
    12:05 Treatment of metacarpal fractures including Bennett & Rolando
    12:20 Skillslab
    Metacarpal plating
    Approaches to the base of the thumb
    Rolando/Bennett fractures
    Scaphoid screw compression
    13:20 Lunch
    14:00 Operative treatment of phalangeal fractures
    14:20 Faculty demo: nailing & plating phalangeal fractures
    14:50 Skillslab
    Approaches & plating of phalangeal fractures
    16:00  Close


    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 International Confederation of Plastic Surgery Societies (ICOPLAST)

    This Hand Surgery Course is a Joint Collaboration between DePuy Synthes and Esser Australia


    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


    One of the best courses I have attended

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


    Please check for the FAIR-TRAED reduced registration rate

    *Tickets are non refundable, exchange tickets to participants on the waiting list is possible.

    Accredited registrar/fellow/specialist

    AUD 1500

    Anatomy Lab
    Macuarie University
    Sydney, Australia

    Sidney Information
    Anatomy Lab
    Macuarie University
    Sydney, Australia


    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.”