ACES Knee Course April 22th, 2022

Three educational formats are used during the course: lectures, group discussions and practical exercises. In the afternoon an extensive and structured cadaver session will take place with ample opportunity for personal input and questions.

The aim of the course is:

  1. Become familiar with biomaterials, design characteristics and related functional and biomechanical implications in relation to long-term results.
  2. Gathering knowledge about approaches, releases and approach to complications.
  3. Demonstrate surgical technique for access surgery, medial, lateral and posterior release, tuberosity osteotomy etc.
  4. Evaluate clinical outcomes and discuss individual patient problems.
  5. Active participation in discussion about problem cases.
  • Knowledge quiz (the students will be sent material in advance and have to study it)
  • Total knee prosthesis: which type and placement principles
  • Biomechanical principles
  • Valgus and varus knee
  • Biomechanical principles
  • Valgus and varus knee
  • Flexion contracture
  • Fixation techniques
  • Dentures types/models
  • TKP not going well

Followed by:

  • Surgical approach and cadaver dissection
  • Fireside discussion, in which all referees discuss recent case histories.

Enclosed you will find the registration form, send it no later than 1 April to: e.l.rolleman@amsterdamumc.nl