Fractures Course


June 14-15 2021

Max Participants



Rotterdam, The Netherlands




Course Introduction

Hand fractures, are the most common fractures of the body. And are therefore often presented on 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 Masterclass Fractures is designed to improve the hand fracture management for hand surgeons. The practical sessions will be performed on fresh frozen cadavers with two participants per extremity. The Esser Masterclass Fractures 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 Welccome
09:05 Conservative treatment in hand fractures
09:20 Operative treatment proximal phalangeal fractures
09:35 Acute and chronic fracture dislocation PIP joint
09:50 Post-traumatic stiffness of the hand and wrist
10:20 Skillslab: approaches and plating of phalangeal fractures
11:30 Skillslab: Suzukitraction, ligamentotaxor
12:30 Treatment of malunion of metacarpal and proximal phalanx
12:45 Bennett, Rolando fractures
13:00 Dislocation fractures CMC 4/5
14:00 Skillslab: corrective osteotomy phalanx MC
14:45 Skillslab: approaches to the base of the thumb rolando bennett
15:30 Skillslab: approach to the CMC 4 and CMC5
16:00 Skillslab: Fractures of the hamate
08:15 Scaphoid fractures
08:30 SL ligamentous injury
08:45 Greater, lesser and inferior arc injuries
09:00 TFCC
09:15 Skillslab: Compression screw fixation scaphoid
09:45 Skillslab: Dorsal and palmar approach to the carpus
10:30 Skillslab: Plating of the scaphoid
11:00 Skillslab: Reinsertion SL / 3LT
11:45 Skillslab: open TFCC approach and fixation
12:30 LUNCH
13:15 Pediatric wrist fractures
13:30 Distal radius (and ulna) fractures in adults
13:45 Galleazi, Monteggia fractures
14:00 Longitudinal radio-ulnar instability ( Essex Lopresti)
14:15 Fasciotomy
14:30 Skillslab: volar and dorsal plating distal radius
15:30 Skillslab: distal ulna fractures
16:00 Skillslab: approach elbow and relation to the nerves
17:00 Skillslab: decompressions and fasciotomies
17:30 Closing remarks, group photo and certificate.
17:45 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)


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)


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.”