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The ESSKA European Certification Programme is based on the ESSKA Specialist Core Curriculum. It is modular in structure, with individual specialists being encouraged to study one or more ‘Modules’ directly relevant to their current or future clinical practice. Successful completion of each Module will lead to the award of an ESSKA Certificate of Excellence in that domain.


The purpose of this ACL Module is to ensure successful participants achieve and demonstrate the background knowledge and practical skills required to undertake arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and lateral extra-articular tenodesis using state-of-the-art surgical techniques to the standard set by the ESSKA community.

Part II. Surgical Skills Training and Assessment
10-11 November 2022, in Watford - UK


Prof. Michael Hantes                     Prof. Peter Verdonk                    Prof. Karl Eriksson                   Dr Thomas Patt
ACL Module Chairman                   ORTHOCA                                     Stockholm South Hospital       Bergmanclinics
University Hospital of Larissa       Antwerp, Belgium                        Stockholm, Sweden                 Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Larissa, Greece

Prof. Sebastian Kopf.                    Dr Bertrand Sonnery Cottet      Dr. Gonzalo Samitier                 Prof. Martyn Snow
Center of Orthopaedics and         Centre Orthopedique Santy       Centro Médico Quironsalud      Keele University; 
Traumatology                                 Lyon, France                                  Aribau.                                         Chemical Engineering
Brandenburg, Germany                                                                        Barcelona, Spain                         University;
                                                                                                                                                                       The Royal Orthopaedic
                                                                                                                                                                       Hospital, Birmingham, UK
                                                                                                                                                                       The Robert Jones and Agnes
                                                                                                                                                                        Hunt Hospital, Oswestry, UK                       

Preliminary Programme
DAY 1. Thursday 10th November 2022

07:30 07:35 Welcome
07:30 09:15 ACL surgical technique related lectures
Introduction M. Hantes
Anatomic Tunnel Placement in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction P. Verdonk
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with BPTB S. Kopf
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with hamstrings T. Patt
ACL reconstruction using quadriceps tendon M. Snow
ACL reconstruction in paediatric population G. Samitier
Lateral tenodesis in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: when and how M. Hantes
Combined Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair and Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction B. Sonnery Cottet
Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: tips and tricks K. Eriksson

09:15 09:30 Coffee break

09:30 13:00 Lab session (Group 1): Individualised training experience, faculty feedback, ‘tips and tricks’. Candidates evaluation in ACL reconstruction.
                  Case discussions (Group 2)

13:00 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 18:00 Lab session (Group 2): Individualised training experience, faculty feedback, ‘tips and tricks’. Candidates evaluation in ACL reconstruction.
                  Case discussions (Group 1)

DAY 2. Friday 11th November 2022


08:00 11:30 Lab session (all participants): Revision ACL Reconstruction
11:30 12:00 Coffee break and farewell

*Timings may be subject to some changes

Smith & Nephew Expert Connect Centre
Croxley Green Business Park Building 5, Hatters Lane Watford, WD18 8YE
United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0) 1923 477100

Other Details
Language: English
Dress Code: Business casual
Registration Fee: included in the ACL Module registration
ESSKA covers the following for selected candidates:
• selected transfers in the United Kingdom
• accommodation - 2 nights*
• lunches and dinne

ESSKA is greatful for the renowned faculty for creating this module.

Prof. Michael Hantes (Greece)
Dr Bertrand Sonnery Cottet (France)
Prof. Peter Verdonk (Belgium)
Mr James Robinson (UK)   
Assoc. Prof. Karl Eriksson (Sweden)
Prof. Sebastian Kopf (Germany) 
Dr Vincenzo Condello (Italy)
Dr Gonzalo Samitier (Spain) 
Prof. Martyn Snow (UK)
Dr Simone Perelli (Spain) 
Prof. Elizaveta Kon (Italy)
Prof. Gian Luigi Canata (Italy)   
Dr Tom Patt (The Netherlands)
Prof. Magnus Forssblad (Sweden) 
Dr Iosifidis Michael (Greece)
Dr Martin Rathcke (Denmark)   
Dr Erik Ronnblad (Sweden)
Prof. Radu Prejbeanu (Romania) 
Dr Christoffer von Essen (Germany)
Dr Joao Oliviera (Portugal)

Preparatory Materials - Technical Videos
Preparatory Materials - Reading Materials Part 1
Preparatory Materials - Reading Materials Part 2
Preparatory Materials - Reading Materials Part 3
Part I - Multiple-choice Assessment (Attempt 1)
Part I - Multiple-choice Assessment (Attempt 2)
Part I - Multiple-choice Assessment (Attempt 3)
Part II - Surgical Skills Training and Assessment - Onsite
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