DePuy Synthes X ESSER Hand Surgery Master Class


November 18-19 2023

Max Participants



Sydney, Australia


Course Introduction

The two day Esser Australia Hand Surgery Course is a comprehensive course where you as a hand surgeon will go through the three most important topics: Tendons, Nerves and Fractures. This course is designed with theoretical and practical sessions on fresh frozen cadavers with three participants per cadaver.

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 Anatomy of median nerve with proximal neuropathies of median nerve and carpal tunnel syndrome
08:30 Faculty demonstration / QA
09:00 Skillslab: median nerve decompression at the level of PT, FDS arcade and carpal tunnel
09:45 Coffee Break
10:00 Anatomy of ulnar nerve with compression neuropathies of ulnar nerve: cubital tunnel syndrome, Guyon’s tunnel syndrome
10:30 Faculty demonstration / QA
11:00 Skillslab: ulnar nerve decompression at the level of cubital tunnel and Guyon’s tunnel
11:45 Anatomy of radial nerve with compression neuropathies of radial nerve: radial tunnel syndrome, posterior interosseous tunnel syndrome, Wartenberg’s syndrome
12:15 Faculty demonstration / QA
12:45 Skillslab: radial nerve decompression at the level of Fröhse arcade and supinator
13:30 LUNCH
14:30 Flexor tendons – anatomy, repair techniques (2,4 and 6 strands) & rehabilitation
15:30 Extensor tendons – anatomy, repair techniques & rehabilitation
16:00 Faculty demonstration /QA
16:30 Skillslab: Flexor tendon and extensor tendon repair
17:30 Panel discussion
08:00 Opening
08:30 Conservative treatment of hand fractures
09:00 Operative treatment of phalangeal fractures and PIPJ fracture dislocation
09:30 Faculty demonstration / QA
10:00 Skillslab: Approaches and plating of phalangeal fractures/ Suzuki traction
11:00 Coffee break
11:15 Treatment of metacarpal fractures including Bennett, Rolando fractures                                                                        
11:45 Faculty demonstration / QA
12:15 Skillslab: Metacarpal plating, approaches to the base of the thumb Rolando/Bennett fractures
13:15 LUNCH
14:00 Scaphoid fractures
14:20 Distal radius fractures
14:40 Faculty demonstration for scaphoid fractures (volar and dorsal approaches) and distal radius plating
15:10 SkillsLab: Scaphoid compression, screw fixation, and distal radius plating
16:30 Radial head fractures
16:50 Faculty demonstration / QA
17:10 Skillslab: Radial head plating
18:00  Closure/Certificates


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.”