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Upcoming Cadaver Courses

EFAS, under the leadership of its Specimen Committee, organises each year 4 to 5 Cadaver Course, designed for orthopaedic surgeons with the motivation to learn differents aspects of foot and ankle pathologies, and improve their skills in foot and ankle surgical techniques. in 2 categories:


Basic course: This course covers the main topics and basic surgical techniques in foot and ankle such as Hallux Valgus surgery, Hallux rigidus surgery, Ankle instability, Metatarsalgia, Hindfoot arthrodesis.  Each topic starts with a short theorical presentation, followed by a demonstration from the faculty and ends with 40 minutes of practical work on foot foot by participants.

Advanced course:    This course covers more advanced topics, such as arthroscopic techniques and sport lesions in foot an ankle,  degenerative articular lesions in foot and ankle, flat foot and DTP and complications of this pathology, Ankle arthroplasty and their complications. The approach in 3 phases - theorical presentation, faculty demonstration, and practical work - is similar to basic course. 

The participants work with fresh cadaver specimens, all tested and with all safety guarantees.

In 2018 the schedule of courses is as follows:

7-8 June, Copenhagen (Denmark): Advanced (preliminary programme is now available below)

22-23 November, Barcelona (Spain): Instructional Course + basic cadaver (preliminary programme is to be announced shortly)

TBD December, Hamburg (Germany)/ Advanced

To register your interest, please contact us at:

[email protected]

9th EFAS Advanced Cadaver Course
7-8 June 2018 Copenhagen

REGISTRATIONS will open shortly 

Course is limited to 30 participants


Thursday 7 June 2018

07:40-07:55       Registrations

07:55-08:00       Welcome word and introductions

08:00-10:00       Ankle perimalleolar osteotomies

10:00-10:15       Lessons learned in ankle arthroplasty, future of ankle arthroplasty  

10:15-10:30       Complications in ankle arthroplasty

10:30-10:45      Coffee Break

10:45-12:30       Arthroplasty

12:30-13:00      Lunch

13:00-14:45       Arthroplasty

14:45-15:00      Coffee Break    

15:00-16:30       Clinical Case Discussion: potential topics {osteotomies /arthrodesis /arthroplasty}                         

20.00                  Course Dinner


Friday 8 June 2018

08:00-09:30       Arthroplasty by participants

09:30-09:45       Discussion: preference for arthrodesis  

09:45-10:45       Rescue with nail

10:45-11:00      Coffee Break

11:00-12:00       Rescue with anterior plate      

12:00-13:00       Primary arthrodesis with canulated screws

13:00-13:30       Lunch

13:30-14:15       Arthrodesis by participants                            

14:15-15:00       Clinical Case Discussion: failures of ankle arthroplasty

15:00-16:00       Closing remarks, certificates and final coffee break


Registrations will open shortly,  please feel free to express your interest for registration by sending us an email [email protected] !