Basic Fracture Course


June 21-22 2021

Max Participants



Rotterdam, The Netherlands



NVPC: 14 points
UEMS CME: 14 points

Course Introduction

Hand and wrist fractures, are the most common fractures of the body. And are therefore often presented in the emergency department. Proper management at initial evaluation of hand fracture injuries can prevent a significant amount of morbidity and disability. Every hand surgeon should have a comprehensive knowledge of hand fracture management. Esser Basic Fracture Course is designed to improve hand and wrist fracture management for hand surgery residents (Plastic, Orthopedic and Trauma Surgeons). The practical sessions will be performed on fresh frozen cadavers with two participants per extremity. The Esser Basic Fracture will be organized every year.

The program

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

8:00 Registration
8:15 Welcome
8:20 Relevant hand anatomy
8:40 Principles of fixation methods
09:00 Phalangeal fractures
09:20 Metcarpal fractures
9:40 PIP fracture dislocations
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 Skillslab Phalangeal fractures
Skillslab Metacarpal fractures
Skillslab PIP fractures dislocations
12:15 Lunch
12:45 Arthrodesis finger joints
13:05 Hemi hamate
13:25 Rolando Bennett fracture
13:45 Scaphoid fractures
14:05 Case discussion
14:30 Coffee
15:00 Skillslab arthrodesis
Skillslab hemi hamate (evt + demo van OA)
Skillslab Rolando/Bennet
Skillslab MCP/CMC dislocations
17:00 Drinks
8:30 Major limb trauma/compartiment syndrome
8:50 Perilunate dislocations
9:10 Distal radius fractures
9:30 Additional ligamentous injuries (TFCC/ SL )
9:50 Malunion distal radius
10:10 MCP/CMC dislocations
10:20 Break
10:40 Scaphoid fractures
Skillslab distal radius fractures
Skillslab correction osteotomy distal radius
12:30 Lunch
13:00 DRUJ Trauma
13:20 Salvage treatment DRUJ
13:40 Carpalia fractures (other than scaphoid)
14:00 Case discussion
14:30 Coffee
15:00 Skilllab ulna shortening
16:30 Skillslab ligamentous repair
16:50 Skillslab proximal radius and ulna approach
Skillslab compartment release
17:30 Drinks
8:20 Registration
8:30 Welcome
Skillslab Scaphoid fractures
Skillslab scaphoid fractures
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Relevant hand anatomy
11:20 Principles of fixation methods
11:40 Phalangeal fractures
12:00 Metcarpal fractures
12:20 PIP fracture dislocations
12:40 Case discussion
12:45 Lunch
13:15 Skillslab Phalangeal fractures
Skillslab Metacarpal fractures
Skillslab PIP fractures dislocations
15:00 Coffee
15:30 Arthrodesis finger joints
Hemi hamate
Rolando Bennett fracture
Case discussion
1730 Drinks
08:15 Skillslab arthrodesis
Skillslab hemi hamate (evt. demo van OA)
Skillslab Rolando/Bennet
Skillslab MCP/CMC dislocations
10:40 Break
11:10 Perilunate dislocations
11:20 Distal radius fractures
11:40 Additional ligamentous injuries (TFCC/ SL )
12:00 Malunion distal radius
12:20 MCP/CMC dislocations
12:40 Case discussion
13:00 Lunch
13:30 Skilllab ulna shortening or distal radius fracture
Skillslab ligamentous repair
Skillslab correction osteotomy distal radius
(Skillslab compartiment release)
15:00 Coffee
  15:30: Carpalia fractures (other than scaphoid)
15:20:00 DRUJ Trauma
15:40 Salvage treatment DRUJ
16:00 Major limb trauma
1730 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 Ticket

€995 (Limited)

Live Webinar

€95 (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
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.”