Advanced Fracture Course


15-16 May 2025

Max Participants



Rotterdam, The Netherlands



More information coming soon

Course Introduction

Esser Advanced Fractures course is targeted for certified hand surgeons and fellow hand surgeons who want to delve deeper into complex trauma cases with challenging hand, wrist and elbow fractures. Expert hand surgeons will discuss treatment options and cases with the emphasis on group discussions. The practical sessions will be performed on fresh frozen cadavers with two participants per extremity. The Esser Advanced Fractures Course will be organized every 2 years.

The program

The Fractures course is a two day course please have a look at the schedule

08:00 Registration
08:30 Welcome
8:35 Traumatic PIP fracture dislocations – case discussion
Traumatic PIP fracture dislocations – lecture
9:00 Scaphoid (primary and non-union) – case discussion
Scaphoid – lecture
9:30 Coffee break
10:00 Skillslab: Suzukitraction, ligamentotaxor
Skillslab: Collateral band reconstruction
Skillslab + DEMO: Hemi hamate
Skillslab + sponsor: Scaphoid
12:15 Lunch
13:00 C3 distal wrist fractures – case discussion
C3 distal wrist fractures – lecture
Radiocarpal artrose – case discussion
Radiocarpal artrose – lecture
Peri lunate dislocations – case discussion
Peri lunate dislocations – lecture
14:15 Coffee break
14:30 Skillslab: scaphoid non-union
Skillslab: internal and external temporary fixation
Skillslab: dorsal, palmar and ulna plating
Skillslab: ligament reconstruction SL, LT, RSC
Skillslab: PRC, 4 corner fusion, RSL dese
17:00 End of course day 1
18:00 Course dinner
08:30 (Missed) terrible triad – case discussion
(Missed) terrible triad- lecture
DRUJ / Essex-Lopresti lesions – case discussion
DRUJ / Essex-Lopresti lesions – lecture
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Skillslab: ligament reconstruction TFCC
Skillslab: ligament reconstruction Central band
Skillslab: ligament reconstruction Distal oblique bundle
Skillslab: Forearm approaches
Sponsor demo: Arthrex tapewire
12:45 Lunch
13:30 Monteggia like lesions – case discussion
13:30 Monteggia like lesions – lecture
Radius correction osteotomy – case discussion
Radius correction osteotomy – lecture
Sponsor talk – correction osteotomy
14:15 Coffee break
14:45 Skillslab: Radius correction
Skillslab: Arthrolysis
Skillslab: Collateral ligament reconstruction
Skillslab: Coronoid reconstruction
17:30 Drinks


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).

All Esser Masterclass Courses will be submitted to the UEMS  EACCME® for CME credits. If approved the UEMS logo will be depicted at the top of the course page.  



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.

Regular Fellow and Specialist

€1500 (Limited)

Regular Resident

€1250 (Limited)


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.”