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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
7 - 8 March 2023, in Munich - Germany


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. Tuesday 7 March 2023

07:30 07:35 Welcome
07:45 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
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 I: Candidates evaluation in ACL reconstruction (1st group, 12 participants)

13:00 14:00 Lunch break

14:00 18:00 Lab session II: Candidates evaluation in ACL reconstruction (2nd group, 12 participants)

DAY 2. Wednesday 8 March 2023

08:00 11:30 Lab session III: Revise your own case (all, 24 participants)
11:30 12:00 Coffee break and farewell

*Timings may be subject to some changes

Arthrex GmbH
Erwin - Hielscher - Str. 9
81249 Munich Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 899 090 050

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 Germany
• 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 - Documents Part 1
Preparatory Materials - Documents Part 2
Preparatory Materials - Documents 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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