Dear participants, dear faculty

We cordially welcome you to the 5th edition of our Basel Elbow Course and to our beautiful city of Basel with one of the oldest medical faculties of the world. Our university just celebrated its 550th birthday in 2010.

Paracelsus and Vesal were two of the most reknown researchers and teachers of our faculty.

45 participants from 16 countries is a new record and we will strive to give our best to make this course as educational as possible. It is a great honor to work with our faculty of 20 from 6 countries among whom many stars of elbow surgery worldwide.

This course will focus on the interaction of the faculty with the participants and vice versa. Please ask your questions, your neighbour might have the same question. In elbow surgery, there are no “bad” questions!

We are also on social media: @baselelbowcourse on Instagram. Come and join us and share your thoughts and ideas with us using our hashtag #baselelbowcourse.

Let`s enjoy the 5th Basel Elbow Course!


PD Dr. med. Andreas Marc Müller Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Basel, Switzerland
PD Dr. med. Claudio Rosso Shoulder and Elbow Center ARTHRO Medics, Basel, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Mark E. Morrey Rochester, USA
Prof. Dr. Luke Oh Boston, USA
Dr. B. Jost Chesterfield, USA
Dr. med. Daniel Smolen Zürich, Switzerland
Nina Giudici Student, University Basel, Switzerland
Janosch Kränzlin, Student, University Basel, Switzerland
PD Dr. med. Karim Eid Baden, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. med. Denise Eygendaal Breda, Netherlands
Dr. med. Michael C. Glanzmann Zurich, Switzerland
Dr. med. Enrico Guerra Milano, Italy
Dr. med. Boris Hollinger Markgröningen, Germany
Prof. Dr. med. Bernhard Jost St. Gallen, Switzerland
Priv. Doz. Dr. med. Konrad Mader Hamburg, Germany
Dr. med. Ulf Riede Solothurn, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. med. Daniel Rikli Basel, Switzerland
PD Dr. med. Alberto Schneeberger Zurich, Switzerland
PD Dr. med. Christian Spross St. Gallen, Switzerland
Dr. med. Gregor Szöllösy Zurich, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. med. Roger van Riet Antwerpen, Belgium
PD Dr. med. Patrick Vavken Zurich, Switzerland
PD Dr. med. Kilian Wegmann Köln, Germany
Dr. med. Gernot Willscheid Basel, Switzerland
Dr. med. Thorsten Wischer Basel, Switzerland


Schedule Topic Faculty
07:30 Registration / Coffee
08:00 Opening and welcome C. Rosso / A. Müller
Anatomy C. Rosso / A. Müller
08:10 Challenges in MRI of the elbow Th. Wischer
08:25 Dynamic ultrasound of the elbow: instability G. Willscheid
08:40 Setup and risks in elbow arthroscopy C. Rosso
The unstable elbow and associated lesions L. Oh / M. Morrey
09:00 Management of simple elbow dislocations B. Hollinger
09:20 Management of complex elbow dislocations M. Glanzmann
09:40 Do’s and don’ts in ulnar nerve problems D. Eygendaal
10:00 Coffee break / Industry / Transfer to lab
Cadaveric specimen workshop: Arthroscopy
10:30 Diagnostic elbow arthroscopy and arthroscopic arthrolysis,
ECRB release and microfracturing
C. Rosso
11:30 Lunchworkshop: Distal Humerus Fracture DePuy Synthes
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Management of the stiff and unstable elbow B. Hollinger
Case discussions B. Hollinger / M.Glanzmann
13:50 My toughest case in elbow instability B. Hollinger
14:10 My toughest case in elbow stiffness D. Eygendaal
14:30 Coffee break / Industry / Transfer to lab
Cadaveric specimen workshop: Instability
15:00 Medial and lateral ligamentous reconstruction L. Oh
17:00 Wrap up of the day C. Rosso / A. Müller
20:00 Dinner at “Baracca Zermatt”, Basel
Schedule Topic Faculty
08:00 Opening and welcome A. Müller / C. Rosso
Trauma around the elbow D. Eygendaal / A. Müller
08:10 Complete and partial distal biceps rupture R. van Riet
08:30 Coronoid fractures M. Morrey
08:50 Fractures of the capitellum Ch. Spross
Prosthetic replacement M. Morrey / B. Jost
09:10 Treatment options in elbow osteoarthritis in the young A. Müller
09:30 Coffee break / Industry / Transfer to lab
Cadaveric specimen workshop: Trauma
10:00 Distal biceps rupture R. van Riet
11:00 Coronoid and medial facet fractures K. Wegmann
12:30 Hinged Fixator C. Mader
13:00 Lunch / Industry
Case discussions A. Müller
14:00 My toughest case in capitulum fractures A. Schneeberger
14:20 Considerations in revision total elbow arthroplasty B. Jost
14:40 Coffee break / Industry / Transfer to lab
Cadaveric specimen workshop: Prosthetic replacement
15:00 Hemi arthroplasty D. Eygendaal
16:20 Total elbow replacement M. Morrey
17:50 Certificates and evaluations S. Mürlebach
18:00 End of the meeting / Individual departures


Institute of Anatomy, University of Basel
Pestalozzistrasse 20, CH -4056 Basel


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  1. 1’600 CHF lectures & hands-on-cadaver workshops
  2. 800 CHF lectures & video transmissions (no hands-on-cadaver workshops)

The registration fee for participants includes:
Course documentation, lunch and refreshments during all breaks. At least 14 cadavers will be available for participants.The number of participants is limited to maximum 30 for the practical exercises (places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis).

The registration fee must be paid upon receipt of invoice (max. 10 days).
Participants who cancel their registration in writing 3 weeks before the course will receive a full refund.