• Start date:
  • 4 November 2021
  • Duration:
  • 2 days
  • Working as:
  • Medical specialist, Resident physician

Accreditations

  • NVvH:
  • 14
  • NOV:
  • 14
  • NVPC:
  • 12
  • NVVN:
  • 14

Adjusted method of (temporary)

We don’t know what the future holds but for the time being, we expect our planned courses to continue from September. You can register for the waiting list. You don’t have to pay yet. We will contact you when the course is definite and at that time you will receive an invoice from us. 
If the course continues and the number of registrations is higher than the number of places available, the places will be awarded in order of registration.T
he then applicable COVID-19 measures (for example the 1,5 meter distance, etc.) will be applied during this course.

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During this two-days hands-on dissection course you will learn how to expose all the major nerves of the upper limb. The relation of the median nerve to the carpal tunnel syndrome, and the ulnar nerve to the cubital tunnel syndrome and Guyon’s canal will be studied. You will gain experience in neurolysis and transposition. Furthermore, the approach of both the supraclavicular as well as the infraclavicular part of the brachial plexus will be practised and all elements will be identified. Specific nerve transfers can be practised on request. Additionally attention will be paid to the course of the main vessels.

The course consists of four half-day sessions. Each session starts with a brief theoretical introduction. The practical part of the training will start with a short cadaver surgical demonstration. Subsequently, participants will dissect themselves under the supervision of an experienced staff.
Prior to the course all participants will receive the course manual.

Learning objectives
After following this course you are able to carry out operations to the arm where the treatment of nerve pathology is central or where iatrogenic nerve injuries must be avoided, with confidence.

Language
In case of participants from outside the Netherlands the course language will be in English.

Accreditation
Accreditation will be requested at the various professional associations.

Target group
This course is meant for neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, trauma surgeons, plastic surgeons, general 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.

Course committee
Prof.dr. M.J.A. Malessy, nervesurgeon of the department of neurosurgery of LUMC (chair) and dr. W. Pondaag, nervesurgeon, LUMC

  4 November 2021
09:00 Registration and coffee
09:15 Introduction
  Prof. dr. Martijn Malessy
09:30 Incision and surgical anatomy of median and ulnary nerve in distal lower arm
  Prof. dr. Henk Coert
10:00 Carpal tunnel syndrome: dissection of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel. Guyon-entrapment: dissection of the ulnary nerve in the carpal tunnel
10:45 Coffee and tea
11:00 Continuation: Carpal tunnel syndrome
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Incision and surgical anatomy of cubital tunnel entrapment and transposition
  Prof. dr. Martijn Malessy
14:00 Volar transposition of ulnary nerve in cubital fossa trajectory
15:30 Incision and surgical anatomy of radial nerve
  Drs. Jochem Nagels
16:00 Coffee and tea
16:15 Radial neurolysis at intermuscular lateral septum and supinator muscle
17:00 End of program
  5 November 2021
09:00 Incision and surgical anatomy of supraclavicular brachial plexus
  Drs. W.J.R. van Ouwerkerk
09:30 Exploration of supraclavicular brachial plexus including spinal nerve C4 and phrenic nerve
10:45 Coffee and tea
11:00 Incision and surgical anatomy of infraclavicular brachial plexus
  Dr. Willem Pondaag
11:15 Exploration of infraclavicular brachial plexus brachialis including subclavial artery and vein via transpectoral approach and additional exploration of axillary fossa
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Overview brachial plexus: exploration of continuity of infraclavicular en supraclavicular brachial plexus with overview of major vessels
14:30 Incision and surgical anatomy of accessory nerve
  Prof. dr. Martijn Malessy
14:45 Coffee and tea
15:15 Exploration accessory nerve
17:00 Discussion clinical aspects, pitfalls, complications
  Prof. dr. Martijn Malessy
17:30 Drinks
prof. dr. J.H. Coert
Plastisch chirurgie, UMCU
Prof. dr. M.J.A. Malessy
Neurochirurg, LUMC
Drs. J. Nagels
Prof. dr. R.G.H.H. Nelissen
Orthopeed, LUMC
Dr. R.G.E. Notenboom
Farmacie, LUMC
Drs. W.J.R. van Ouwerkerk
Neurochirurg
Dr. W. Pondaag
Neurochirurg, LUMC
LUMC
Hippocratespad 21, 2333 ZD Leiden

LUMC
Building 3
V4-36/40 
Skillslab

Routedescription and parking

LUMC, Building 2, T0-22 en skillslab

Price
Course fee        € 1.250,00
EANS Member  € 1.125,00

Adjusted method of (temporary)

We don’t know what the future holds but for the time being, we expect our planned courses to continue from September. You can register for the waiting list. You don’t have to pay yet. We will contact you when the course is definite and at that time you will receive an invoice from us. 
If the course continues and the number of registrations is higher than the number of places available, the places will be awarded in order of registration.