Advanced Fracture Course


June 14-15 2021

Max Participants



Rotterdam, The Netherlands




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

09:00 Welcome
09:05 Traumatic PIP fracture dislocations – case
09:10 Traumatic PIP fracture dislocations – lecture
09:40 Traumatic PIP fracture dislocations – case discussion
10:00 Skillslab: Suzukitraction, ligamentotaxor
10:20 Skillslab: Collateral band reconstruction
11:00 Skillslab: Hemi hamate
12:30 C3 distal wrist fractures – case
12:35 C3 distal wrist fractures – lecture
13:00 C3 distal wrist fractures – case discussion
13:15 Skillslab: internal and external temporary fixation
13:45 Skillslab: dorsal, palmar and ulna plating
15:15 Peri lunate dislocations – case
15:20 Peri lunate dislocations – lecture
15:40 Peri lunate dislocations – case discussion
15:50 Skillslab: ligament reconstruction SL, LT, RSC
16:30 Replantations – lecture
08:00 Intra articular corrective osteotomy forearm – case
08:05 Intra articular corrective osteotomy forearm – lecture
08:35 Intra articular corrective osteotomy forearm – case discussion
08:45 Skillslab: Forearm approaches
09:15 Skillslab: Forearm guides placement, osteotomy and plating
10:00 DRUJ / Essex-Lopresti lesions – case
10:05 DRUJ / Essex-Lopresti lesions – lecture
10:30 DRUJ / Essex-Lopresti lesions – case discussion
10:40 Skillslab: ligament reconstruction TFCC
11:10 Skillslab: ligament reconstruction Central band
12:00 Skillslab: ligament reconstruction Distal oblique bundle
12:30 LUNCH
13:00 Missed terrible triad / Monteggia like lesions – case
13:05 Missed terrible triad / Monteggia like lesions – lecture
13:35 Missed terrible triad / Monteggia like lesions – case discussion
13:45 Skillslab: Arthrolysis
14:30 Skillslab: Collateral ligament reconstruction
15:30 Skillslab: Coronoid reconstruction
16:30 Skillslab: Radial head prosthesis
17:00 Skillslab: Hemi arthroplasty elbow
17:30 Closing remarks, group photo and certificate.


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 accredited by the EACCME® for official European CME credits. The amount of CME credits will be depicted on the main page of every course when the accreditation is finalised.  


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

€995 (Limited)



€795 (Limited)

Live Stream

Including course manual

€795 (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.”