• Start date:
  • 22 March 2019
  • Duration:
  • 1 day
  • Working as:
  • Resident physician, Medical specialist


  • NOV:
  • 6
  • NVvH:
  • 6
  • NVPC:
  • 6
  • NVVN:
  • 6

During this one-day course you will learn how to expose all the major nerves of the lower limb. Experienced faculty will give short presentations on the different anatomical regions followed by demonstration-operations, after which you can perform the surgical approaches.

Learning objectives
After following this course you will be able to perform operations to the lower limb with confidence, where the treatment of nerve pathology is central or where iatrogenic nerve injuries must be avoided.

Target group
Neurosurgeons, orthopaedists, general surgeons, traumatologists and plastic surgeons, and for those who are in training for one of these specialties.
For Neurosurgery trainees in the Netherlands the course is a compulsory part of the curriculum.

The course takes place under the auspices of the Dutch Society for Neurosurgery.

Accreditation for 6 points will be requested at the various professional associations.

Course language
If there are no international participants the course language will be in Dutch.

Course committee
Chair: prof.dr. M.J.A. Malessy, nervesurgeon of the department of neurosurgery of LUMC
K.A. Bartlema, trauma surgeon, LUMC
dr. H.J.L. van der Heide, orthopedic surgeon, LUMC
prof.dr. R.G.H.H. Nelissen, orthopedic surgeon, LUMC
dr. W. Pondaag, nervesurgeon, LUMC

22 March 2019  
08:30 Registration and coffee
09:00 Welcome and introduction 
  M.J.A. Malessy
09:05 The ankle area 
  H.J.L. van der Heide
09:15 Medial approach to the ankle and foot
  H.J.L. van der Heide
10:10 The knee area 
  R.G.H.H. Nelissen
10:20 Posterior approach to the knee
  R.G.H.H. Nelissen
10:50 Coffee break
11:20 Gluteal region 
  W. Pondaag
11:30 Subgluteal space and dorsal approach to the hip
  W. Pondaag
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Ilio-inguinal approach
  K.A. Bartlema
13:40 Ilio-inguinal approach to the acetabulum
  K.A. Bartlema
14:30 Coffee/tea break
14:40 Lumbosacral plexus 
  M.J.A. Malessy
14:50 Approach to the lumbosacral plexus
  M.J.A. Malessy
16:00 ‘From head to toe’
  M.J.A. Malessy
16:30 Cocktail


K.A. Bartlema
(Kees) Traumachirurg Heelkunde, LUMC
dr. H.J.L. van der Heide
Orthopedie Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC)
dr. W. Pondaag
Neurochirurgie Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC)
Einthovenweg 20, 2333 ZC Leiden

Gebouw 2
T0-22 en Skillslab

Participation : € 975,00
EANS Member : € 880,00