Lower Limb Reconstruction Course


TBD 2021

Max Participants



Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Course Introduction

Sequelae of lower limb trauma, cancer treatment, and stroke often pose complex clinical problems, and profoundly affect a patient’s mobility and quality of life. This masterclass provides the reconstructive surgeon with the necessary tools to alleviate the physical, emotional, social, and economical burden of impaired lower limb function.

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 program

The Lower Limb Reconstruction course is a two-day course. The preliminary program will be available soon

09:00  Welcome 
09:05  Anatomy of the eyelids and periorbital region  
09:20  Principles of eyelid reconstruction  
09:35  Skillslab: the tarso-conjunctival graft 
09:50  Skillslab: the bipedicled Tripier flap for lower eyelid defects 
10:10  Skillslabthe lid-switch flap for upper eyelid defects 
10:45  Skillslab: the temporo-parietal fascia flap for complete eyelid reconstruction 
11:15  Skillslab: the septal muco-perichondrial graft for support of lower eyelid reconstructions 
11:30  Skillslab: the Cutler-Beard flap for upper eyelid defects 
12:00  Skillslab: the Hughes flap for lower eyelid defects 
12:30  Skillslab: the Tenzel flap for lower eyelid defects 
13:45  Functional and esthetic anatomy of the nose in relation to the face 
14:15  The staged nasal reconstruction 
15:15  Skillslab: the dorsal nasal or the Rintala flap for supratip defects 
16:00  Skillslabthe pedicled levator labii superioris alaeque nasi flap for alar defects 
16:30  Skillslab: the paramedian forehead flap for complex nasal defects 
17:15  Group foto 


08:00  WELCOME 
08:05  Navigating anatomic planes in the face: where to run, where to crawl 
08:20  Complex facial reconstructions 
08:45  Skillslab: the Schrudde cheek advancement flap 
09:15  Skillslab: the cervico-facial hike flap 
09:45  Skillslab: the transverse platysma flap
10:45  Skillslab: the Facial Artery Perforator (‘FAP’) flap for subtotal lip defects 
11:30  Skillslab: the Abbé lip-switch flap for central defects of the upper lip 
12:15  Skillslab: the Karapandzic flap for central defects of the lower lip 
13:45  The facial nerve 
14:00  Static vs. dynamic reconstruction in facial nerve palsy 
14:15  Skillslab: direct brow lift 
14:45  Skillslab: static suspension of the corner of the mouth  
16:00  Skillslab: m. temporalis myoplasty / fascia sling 
16:30  Skillslab: depressor labii inferioris myectomy 
17:00  Skillslab: r. masetericus transposition 
17:30  Closing remarks and certificate 
17:45  DRINKS 


Reconstruction Masterclass is dedicated reconstructive surgery training for residents and senior consultants.

Prof. Marc Mureau

Plastic Surgeon Erasmus MC Rotterdam


Reconstruction Masterclass is developed with the highest quality and educational standards as our partner Esser Masterclass. You won’t be disappointed!

Dr. Robert Dijkman

Senior resident Plastic Surgery

Erasmus MC Rotterdam


Please check for the FAIR-TRAED reduced registration rate

*Tickets are non refundable, exchange tickets to participants on the waiting list is possible.

Regular Consultant/Fellow/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
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 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.”