Lower Limb Reconstruction Course
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
During a two-day course, experts from the fields of reconstructive surgery, trauma surgery, and rehabilitation medicine will share their knowledge regarding management of lower limb trauma, osteomyelitis, chronic ulcers, and paralysis.
The practical sessions will be performed on fresh frozen cadavers with two participants per specimen, and will cover the essential techniques for soft tissue coverage, as well as functional free muscle and tendon transfers for functional reconstruction of the lower limb.
The lower limb reconstruction course is a two-day course. Please take a look at the schedule
|09:05||Talk: Functional anatomy of the lower limb|
|09:20||Talk: Management of surgical implant extrusion|
|09:35||Skillslab: the dorsalis pedis flap|
|09:50||Skillslab: the extensor digitorum brevis flap|
|10:10||Skillslab: the medial plantar artery flap|
|10:45||Talk: Timing and management of the mangled lower limb|
|11:15||Skillslab: the peroneal artery perforator flap|
|11:45||Skillslab: the posterior tibial artery perforator flap|
|12:15||Skillslab: the medial sural artery perforator flap|
|13:45||Talk: Functional outcomes en future perspectives of lower limb amputation|
|14:15||Skillslab: the medial and lateral gastrocnemius flap|
|14:45||Skillslab: the hemisoleus flap|
|15:15||Skillslab: the vastus medialis perforator flap|
|16:00||Talk: Tips and tricks in lower limb reconstruction|
|16:30||Skillslab: Dissection of descending genicular artery, Hunter’s canal, posterior tibial artery|
|19:00||ESSER MASTERCLASS DINER|
|08:05||Talk: Treatment of chronic osteomyelitis|
|08:35||Skillslab: the free gracilis flap|
|09:15||Skillslab: the anterolateral thigh and vastus medialis flap|
|10:45||Talk: reconstructive surgery on the diabetic foot|
|11:15||Skillslab: the peroneus brevis flap|
|11:45||Skillslab: the vascularised fibula flap|
|14:15||Skillslab: the vascularized groin lymph node flap|
|15:00||Talk: restoring function of the lower extremity|
|16:00||Skillslab: the tibialis posterior transfer for foot drop|
|16:30||Skillslab: Free innervated rectus femoris flap|
|17:00||Skillslab: Hamstring transfer for knee extension|
|17:30||Closing remarks and certificate|
Reconstruction Masterclass is dedicated reconstructive surgery training for residents and senior consultants.
Prof. Marc Mureau
Plastic Surgeon Erasmus MC Rotterdam
The Reconstruction Masterclass provides reconstructive surgery training of the highest quality for both residents and consultants. You won’t be disappointed!
Dr. Robert Dijkman
Senior resident Plastic Surgery
Erasmus MC Rotterdam
Meet the faculty
Dr. Teun Luijsterburg
Meet the Organization
Dr. Teun Luijsterburg
Dr. Mischa Zuijdendorp
Dr. Robert Dijkman
Please check for the FAIR-TRAED reduced registration rate
*Tickets are non refundable, exchange tickets to participants on the waiting list is possible.
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.
SkillsLab Erasmus MC Room
Ee-120 Wytemaweg 80
3015 CN Rotterdam,
Tel: +31 6 11 36 38 52
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 Reconstruction Masterclass. It’s my passion to draw the human anatomy and within Reconstruction Masterclass I get the opportunity to explore this with devoted reconstructive surgeons.”