ESSKA-AFAS Advanced Ankle Arthroscopy Course was held recently in Munich
Thursday 30 November 2017
On 27 and 28 November 2017 ESSKA-AFAS organised an advanced Ankle Arthroscopy in Munich. The course was organised for Foot and Ankle surgeons with a baseline experience in Arthroscopic Techniques around the Ankle. Since many participants are active in the field (case) discussions were lively and very interactive. AFAS believes that such interaction is essential for a successful course; it is not just about teaching the tricks but also about making the indication criteria clear.
The first day of the course focused on advanced techniques in anterior and posterior ankle arthroscopy, with attention for treatment of osteochondral defect, but also arthroscopic fusion techniques. It then ended with a traditional Bavarian Restaurant with authentic food and beverages.
The second day focused on instability and treatment with arthroscopic lateral ankle ligament repairs which could also be extensively tried in the cadaver lab. Other advanced techniques demonstrated and performed by the participant were arthroscopic FHL transfer for chronic Achilles tendon ruptures and tendoscopy of Achilles tendon, peroneal tendon and posterior tibial tendon.
AFAS would like to thank the participants for their active contribution to make this course a success!
Faculty (left to right: Daniel Haverkamp, Thomas Bauer, Mellany Galla, Helder Pereira, James Calder, Niek van Dijk)
ESSKA thanks our partner for the support of the ESSKA Advanced Arthroscopy Courses series!