• 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
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
Prof. dr. Martijn Malessy
09:05 The ankle area
Jochem Nagels
09:15 Medial approach to the ankle and foot
09:50 The anterior and lateral knee area
Jochem Nagels
10:00 The anterior and lateral approach to the knee
10:40 Coffee break
10:50 The posterior knee area
Jochem Nagels
11:00 Posterior approach to the knee
11:30 Gluteal region
Dr. Willem Pondaag
11:40 Subgluteal space and dorsal approach to the hip
12:30 Lunch
13:30 The ventral upper leg
Kees Bartlema
13:40 Ventral approach tot the upper leg
14:45 Coffee/tea break
15:00 Lumbosacral plexus 
Prof. dr. Martijn Malessy
15:10 Approach to the lumbosacral plexus
16:00 ‘From head to toe’
Prof. dr. Martijn Malessy
16:30 Cocktail


Drs. K.A. Bartlema
Traumachirurg, LUMC
Dr. J.L. Groen
Drs. J. Nagels
Dr. W. Pondaag
Neurochirurgie, LUMC
Einthovenweg 20, 2333 ZC Leiden

Gebouw 2
T0-22 en Skillslab

Participation € 975,-
EANS Member € 880,-