Ankle Cartilage Team: Jari Dahmen

Amsterdam Ankle Cartilage Team: Jari Dahmen Appointed Editor KSSTA Journal and Editorial Board Member CARTILAGE Journal

Care for athletes goes hand in hand with high-quality research. At ACES, patient care is guided by ever increasing insights in diagnosis and treatment from the latest scientific research. The department of Orthopaedic Surgery of Amsterdam UMC has been officially accredited as an Expert Centre for the treatment of ankle cartilage injuries in 2018. The foundation of its clinical research is rooted in a wide network of an enthusiastic research and clinical team. Jari Dahmen currently helps to coordinate this team of researchers in the field of ankle cartilage, which led to the publication of numerous high-quality scientific reports. The continuous efforts for the best evidence are in the service of patients and their families being impacted by cartilage damage in the ankle.

The contributions of Jari to the field of ankle cartilage repair has not gone unnoticed. At the end of 2020 Jari was appointed as (web-)editor at the KSSTA journal from the European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) and as Editorial Board member for the CARTILAGE Journal – which is the official journal of the International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society (ICRS). He is furthermore involved as a Board Member in the International Society for Cartilage Repair in the Ankle (ISCRA).

Jari emphasizes that these accomplishments are predominantly thanks to the concerted group efforts of the enthusiastic young (student) researchers, research fellows, and doctors that are all part of the Amsterdam Ankle Cartilage Team and happily works together within this team.


Ankle Course

ACES Amstel Course

ACES Amstel Course

The Amstel river has been a vital part of the Netherlands since the Middle Ages and its steady currents have been supplying Amsterdam with water and transportation for over 800 years.

The AMSTEL (Amsterdam Sports Trauma Elbow) course is a full 2 day course with a diversity of simultaneous modules with lectures, cadaver labs, interactive case discussions and demo’s on surgical technique, ultrasound and physical examination.
As ‘elbow work is teamwork’ this course aims for orthopedic- or trauma surgeons, plastic surgeons, sports-physicians, radiologists, rehabilitations doctors, fysio- and hand therapists, P.A.s and trainees of al above mentioned specialties.

The AMSTEL course facilitates you, and your team, to know ‘the state of art’ in the work-up and treatment of trauma- and sport-related pathology of the elbow.
Our faculty is highly experienced and are (inter)national experts in the field.
We believe AMSTEL to be an unique concept, which further improves the care of patients with elbow related pathology. Moreover it is located in one of the top European skills-centers; the brand new Amsterdam Skills Centre.

We are looking forward to meet you in November 2021 in Amsterdam!

Please contact: amstel@amsterdamumc.nl


Ankle Course

ACES Ankle Course

ACES Ankle Course

This ACES course will entail an intense arthroscopy skills lab, interactive lectures and workshop sessions all linked together by real clinical cases of (professional) athletes. The focus of pathology will be chosen by participants. This way the course content may vary from year to year and will be tailored to the individual preferences and interests of that year’s participants.

More information contact us via info@acesamsterdam.nl.


Ankle Course

ACES knee course

ACES knee course

This one-day Knee Prosthetics course is intended for third or fourth year assistants in training to become orthopedic surgeons.

During the course, three educational formats are used: tutorials, group discussions and practical exercises.

The aim of the course is:

  • Becoming familiar with biomaterials, design characteristics and related functional and biomechanical implications in relation to long-term results.
  • Gaining knowledge about approaches, releases and handling of complications.
  • Demonstrate surgical technique for access surgery, medial, lateral and posterior release, tuberosity osteotomy, etc.
  • Evaluate clinical results and discuss individual patient problems.
  • Active participation in discussion of problem cases.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the course this year is organized as follows:

From March 5, 2021:
an online section, with short tutorials on each topic, to preview / study

March 12, 2021:
a life online session, with instructions, case discussions, breakout sessions in small groups under the supervision of the faculty

March 19, 2021:
cadaver practice session in small groups, Corona-proof