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Scientific Agenda

Scientific Agenda

1 February (Thursday)

  • 08:30 - 12:00
    Visit to Biograft Tissue Bank (Optional)
    Biograft is the first private tissue bank in Mexico meeting the increasing demand for implants of human musculoskeletal tissue. Please confirm your participation on the online registration form. Transportation and lunch included. Symbolic Registration Fee: 10.00 Euros (advanced registration required)
    • 08:30 - 09:00
      Bus Transport from Radisson to Biograft
    • 09:15 - 09:30
      Welcome Presentation of the Tissue Bank
    • 10:15 - 11:15
      Lunch
    • 11:15 - 12:00
      Return to INR Surgical Skills Course
  • 12:00 - 13:30
    Registration & Welcome Coffee
  • 13:30 - 14:45
    Session 1 - Basic Science in Cartilage Repair
    • 15 Min
      Introduction & Course Overview
    • 15 Min
      Understanding the Complexity of Cartilage Anatomy & Biomechanics
    • 15 Min
      Which is the Appropriate Technique to Treat a Chondral Lesion: Make a Decision according the Age, Level of Activity & Imaging Assessment
    • 15 Min
      Pre-Clinical Models for Cartilage Repair: Live Demonstration
    • 15 Min
      Q&A / Discussion
  • 14:45 - 16:00
    Session 2 - Follow-Up of Repaired Articular Cartilage: Image & Rehabilitation
  • 16:00 - 16:45
    Coffee Break / Exhibition
  • 16:45 - 18:15
    Session 3: Joint Stability & Reducing the Joint Surface Loading - Osteotomies
  • 18:30 - 21:30
    Welcome Reception - Antigua Hacienda Tlalpan
    All course participants, industry representatives and accompanying persons are cordially invited for a welcome reception from 19:00 – 21:00, offered by the ICRS. Please confirm your participation on the online registration form. Ticket: Complimentary   Extend your networking with your international peers and colleagues in an inspiring ambience. Dating back to 1837, this 300 hundred year old hacienda manor house sits in the heart of colonial Tlalpan in the south of Mexico City. Previously home to the brother of President Manuel Gonzalez and the famous poet Laura Enriquez, this stately home has since become a prestigious restaurant that offers the finest in traditional Mexican and international cuisine in two dining rooms and terraces. Bus Departure INR: 18:30 Bus Return to Hotel Radisson: 21:30

2 February (Friday)

  • 08:30 - 10:00
    Session 4: The Chondroprotective Effect of the Meniscus
    • 15 Min
      The Role of the Meniscus in Articular Cartilage Treatment
    • 15 Min
      When should we repair the Meniscus & which are the available Techniques?
    • 15 Min
      Meniscal Replacement: Transplantation or Substitution?
    • 15 Min
      Chondroprotection of Meniscal Implants
    • 15 Min
      Live Demonstration: Meniscal Repair and Substitutes for Partial Meniscectomy + ACL Reconstruction in the Expert Hands
    • 15 Min
      Q&A / Discussion
  • 10:00 - 10:45
    Coffee Break / Exhibition & Preparation for the Wet-Lab
  • 10:45 - 12:45
    Session 5: Hands-On Skills Lab 1: Meniscal Repair, ACL Reconstruction & High Tibial Osteotomy
    Meniscal Repair & Substitutes
    • MaxFire (Zimmer Biomet)
    • Crossfix (Zimmer Biomet)
    • Meniscal Cinch (Arthrex)
    • Omnispan (DePuy Synthes)
    • Meniscus Protector (Arthrex)
    • Micro Suture Lasso (Arthrex)
    ACL Reconstruction

    • Tighrope, all inside Technique (Arthrex) • Rigid-loop & Rigid fix (Depuy Synthes) • Biointrafix Screw (DePuy Synthes)

  • 12:45 - 13:30
    Lunch Break / Exhibition
  • 13:30 - 14:45
    Session 6: Bone Marrow Stimulation, Osteochondral Plugs & Metal Implants
    • 15 Min
      Microfractures versus Nanofractures: Benefits and Pitfalls
    • 15 Min
      Autologous Matrix-Induced Chondrogenesis (AMIC)
    • 15 Min
      Osteochondral Autograft Transplantation: Benefits & Pitfalls
    • 15 Min
      Osteochondral Resurfacing Implants to treat Cartilage Lesions: Episealer & HemiCap Condyle
    • 15 Min
      Q&A / Discussion
  • 14:45 - 15:30
    Coffee Break / Exhibition & Preparation for the Wet-Lab
  • 15:30 - 17:30
    Session 7: Hands-On Skills Lab 2: Treatment of Cartilage Lesions with Bone Marrow Stimulating Techniques, Osteochondral Autograft Transplantation & Metal Implants
    Bone Marrow Stimulating Techniques
    • Power pick (Arthrex)
    • Nano-Fx (Arthrosurface)
    Osteochondral Autograft Transplantation
    • OATS (Arthrex)
    • COR System (Depuy Synthes)
    Metal Implants
    • HemiCap Condyle (Arthrosurface)
  • 19:30 - 22:30
    Course/ Faculty Dinner (60 Euros)
    Mexican Legend: The story goes that a charming house located in San Ángel was once upon a time occupied by invading troops during the second French Intervention in Mexico, later to be used as barracks for Mexico`s last Emperor Maximilian I, and served as a safe-house for his beloved wife, Carlota... Who knows, It just might be this house... Bus Transport Faculty/Course Dinner (Only for Pre-booked Tickets)
    • 19.30            Radisson – Carlota
    • 22:30            Carlota – Radisson

3 February (Saturday)

  • 08:30 - 10:15
    Session 8: Cell-Based Therapies for Cartilage Repair: ACI & MSCs
    • 15 Min
      Evolution of the ACI (1st to 4th Generations): From Biopsy to Implantation
    • 15 Min
      ACI vs Microfracture Technique: Long Term Results
    • 15 Min
      The Importance of Subchondral Architecture Regeneration in Cartilage Repair, New Scaffolds & Cell Techniques
    • 15 Min
      Increased Failure Rate of Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation after Previous Treatment with Microfracture
    • 15 Min
      How to deal with Failures of Articular Cartilage Repair: What is Next?
    • 15 Min
      Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Cartilage Repair: Could MSCs reach the Formation of Hyaline-like Tissue?
    • 15 Min
      Q&A / Discussion
  • 10:15 - 10:45
    Coffee Break / Exhibition & Preparation for the Wet-Lab
  • 10:45 - 12:30
    Session 9: Hands-On Skills Lab 3 - ACI
    10:45 - 11:00 Live Demonstration by Mats Brittberg (SE)
    • Defect Preparation, Shouldering & Cartilage Biopsy
    • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
    11:00 - 12:30 Hands-On Workshop 
    • Biopsy, Defect Preparation & Use of Commercial Matrix
  • 12:30 - 13:15
    Lunch Break / Exhibition
  • 13:15 - 14:45
    Session 10: The Complexity of the Patellofemoral Joint
    • 15 Min
      Challenge in Diagnostic and Treatment of PFJ
    • 15 Min
      Cartilage Treatment combined with Soft Tissue and Osseous Balancing in PFJ Pathologies
    • 15 Min
      Trochleoplasty and PFJ Instability
    • 15 Min
      ACI or Microfracture to treat Cartilage Lesions in PFJ?
    • 15 Min
      The Boundary in the Use of Biological or Metal Implants in Cartilage Lesions of the PFJ
    • 15 Min
      Q&A / Discussion
  • 14:45 - 17:00
    Session 11: Hands-On Skills Lab 4: Treatment of the PFJ
    • 14:45-15:00 Live Demonstration by Chris Erggelet (CH) Trochleoplasty, MPFL Reconstruction & Fulkerson Osteotomy
    • 15:00 - 17:00 Hands-On Workshop MPFL Reconstruction  Fulkerson Osteotomy Optional: Distal Femoral Osteotomy or High Tibial Osteotomy
  • 17:00 - 17:30
    Q&A / Take Home Points
  • 17:30
    Adjourn
  • 18:00 - 22:00
    Optional City Tour (25 Euros)
    Post Course City Tour: Discover the sights of Mexico City from on board the open top sightseeing bus. Enjoy the city center from the top deck of the bus as you listen to the provided audio guide (available in 6 different languages) and visit the most emblematic areas in Downtown as Bellas Artes, the Zócalo, National Museum of Anthropology, and Revolution Monument. Take a tequila or mezcal, taste Mexican snacks, and listen traditional Mexican music on board. Ticket Fee: 25 Euros (Prebooking required)