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Scientific Agenda

Scientific Agenda

Hot Topics / Highlights

Understand It – See It – Do It

  • 4 x 2 Hours of Hands-on Wet Lab (Human Specimens)
  • Basic Science in Cartilage Repair
  • The Chondroprotection of the Meniscus
  • Joint Stability & Realignment Techniques
  • The Complexity of thePatellofemoral Joint
  • Bone Marrow Stimulation Techniques & Osteochondral Plugs
  • Cell-based Therapies with or without Scaffolds: ACI & MSCs
  • Follow-up of Repaired Articular Cartilage: Image & Rehabilitation
  • Return to Activities & Sports

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
      Transportation from INR to Biograft
    • 09:15 - 09:30
      Welcome Presentation of the Tissue Bank
    • 09:30 - 10:15
      Tissue Bank Tour
    • 10:15 - 11:15
      Lunch
    • 11:15 - 12:00
      Return to INR Surgical Skills Course
  • 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
  • 18:15 - 20:15
    Welcome Reception - National Institute of Rehabilitation

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 Juggerstitch (Zimmer Biomet) Fast-fix (Smith & Nephew) Meniscus Mender (Smith & Nephew) Meniscal Cinch (Arthrex) Omnispan (DePuy Synthes) Meniscus Protector (Arthrex) Micro Suture Lasso (Arthrex) Sequent (ConMed) Actifit Meniscal Scaffold (Orteq) ACL Reconstruction • Tighrope, all inside Technique (Arthrex) • Endobutton, Clancy Guide (Smith & Nephew) • Ultrabutton (Smith & Nephew) • GraftMax (ConMed) • Rigid-loop & Rigid fix (Depuy Synthes) • Biointrafix Screw (DePuy Synthes) High Tibial Osteotomy & Femoral Osteotomy • Tomofix (Depuy Synthes) • ContourLock HTO Plate (Arthrex) • Puddu Plate (Arthrex)
  • 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)
    • Mosaicplasty (S&N)
    Metal Implants
    • HemiCap Condyle (Arthrosurface)

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 Scaffold & 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 
    • Denovo NT (Zimmer Biomet)
    • MaioRegen (Finceramica)
    • Hyalofast (Anika Therapeutics)
  • 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 (Arthrex, Smith & Nephew) Femoral Opening Wedge Osteotomy Plate (Arthrex)
  • 17:00 - 17:30
    Q&A / Take Home Points
  • 17:30
    Adjourn