Thursday 31 January
07:45

Thursday 31 January

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A10
07:45 - 08:20

WELCOME - BADGES - REGISTRATION

Imperial Room
08:20

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A11
08:20 - 08:30

WELCOME ADDRESS

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08:30

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A12
08:30 - 10:35

MENISCECTOMY VERSUS REPAIR

Moderators: Mohammad RAZI (IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC), René VERDONK (prof em) (GENT, BELGIUM)
08:30 - 08:40 Rehabilitation after Meniscectomy and Meniscus Repair. Stefano DELLA VILLA (ITALY)
08:40 - 08:50 Functionnal outcomes: Meniscectomy and Meniscus Repair. Roland BECKER (Brandenburg/Havel, GERMANY)
08:50 - 09:00 Return to sports after Meniscectomy and Meniscus Repair. Alberto GRASSI (Bologna, ITALY)
09:00 - 09:20 MINI BATTLE // Repair versus Meniscectomy in competitive athletes. Juan-Carlos MONLLAU-GARCIA (Barcelone, SPAIN), Bertrand SONNERY-COTTET (Lyon, FRANCE), Alberto GRASSI (Bologna, ITALY)
09:20 - 09:30 Objective assesment: long term results of repair: X rays, MRI (extrusion, signal of the meniscus…). Cécile TOANEN (Assistante) (Nantes, FRANCE)
09:30 - 09:45 Discussion.
09:45 - 09:55 Complications of Meniscectomy and Meniscus Repair. Jacques MENETREY (Genève, SWITZERLAND)
09:55 - 10:05 Repair: cause and management of failure. Philippe BEAUFILS (VERSAILLES, FRANCE)
10:05 - 10:20 GUEST LECTURE // Augmentation to repair. Laura DE GIROLAMO (ITALY)
10:20 - 10:30 Future technologies: gene therapy in meniscus repair. Magali CUCCHIARINI (HAMBURG, GERMANY)
Imperial Room
10:30

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A13
10:30 - 11:00

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A14
11:00 - 12:30

MENISCUS AND ACL

Moderators: Andrew AMIS (UK), Sang Hak LEE (Seoul, KOREA)
11:00 - 11:20 ROUND TABLE // Meniscus and Tibial rotation in ACL deficiency: biomechanics and clinical tests. Andrew AMIS (UK), Romain SEIL (Président ESSKA) (Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG)
11:20 - 11:25 VIDEO FLASH // Ramp lesions: the posterior transseptal approach. Sang Hak LEE (Seoul, KOREA)
11:25 - 11:30 VIDEO FLASH // Ramp lesions: the different hook suture techniques. Bertrand SONNERY-COTTET (Lyon, FRANCE)
11:30 - 11:40 Ramp lesions: do we need to repair all the medial ramp lesions? Philippe COLOMBET (Chirurgien) (Mérignac, FRANCE)
11:40 - 11:50 Is there still a place for medial meniscectomy in ACL reconstruction? Aad DHOLLANDER (BELGIUM)
11:50 - 11:55 Discussion.
11:55 - 12:05 The locked knee in ACL deficiency: meniscectomy? repair? when? Christophe HULET (PUPH chirurgie orthopédique) (Caen, FRANCE)
12:05 - 12:30 ROUND TABLE // The Post meniscectomized knee in ACL deficiency: ACL reconstruction and osteotomy? Isolated Osteotomy? ACL reconstruction and meniscal reconstruction? Nicolas GRAVELEAU (CHIRURGIEN) (Bordeaux Mérignac, FRANCE), Stefano ZAFFAGNINI (BOLOGNA, ITALY)
Imperial Room
12:30

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A15
12:30 - 13:00

INDUSTRIAL SESSION: JOHNSON & JOHNSON MEDICAL DEVICES
Challenging cases treated with the all inside device: TRUESPAN

Speakers: Jacques MENETREY (Genève, SWITZERLAND), Stefano ZAFFAGNINI (BOLOGNA, ITALY)
Imperial Room
13:00

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A16
13:00 - 13:45

LUNCH BREAK AND VISIT OF THE EXHIBITION

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A17
13:45 - 14:15

INDUSTRIAL SESSION: STRYKER
Options for Meniscal Preservation

Speakers: D. HOLSTEN, Nicolas PUJOL (Chef de Service) (VERSAILLES, FRANCE), Stefano ZAFFAGNINI (BOLOGNA, ITALY)
Imperial Room
14:15

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A18
14:15 - 14:50

MENISCUS: IMAGING

Moderators: Jin Goo KIM (KOREA), Burt KLOS (NUENEN, THE NETHERLANDS)
14:15 - 14:30 GUEST LECTURE // Ultrasound. Burt KLOS (NUENEN, THE NETHERLANDS)
14:30 - 14:40 Bone morphotype and post meniscectomy syndrome. Annemieke VAN HAVER (BELGIUM)
14:40 - 14:50 Discussion.
Imperial Room
14:50

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A19
14:50 - 15:45

SPECIAL FOCUS: CHILD

Moderators: Jin Goo KIM (KOREA), Burt KLOS (NUENEN, THE NETHERLANDS)
14:50 - 15:05 GUEST LECTURE // Discoïd Meniscus: Classification and technique. Sang Hak LEE (Seoul, KOREA)
15:05 - 15:15 Discoïd Meniscus: Long-term outcomes. Seong-Il BIN (Seoul, KOREA)
15:15 - 15:25 Hypermobile meniscus: Anatomy of the popliteus hiatus. Robert SMIGIELSKI (Warsaw, POLAND)
15:25 - 15:35 Hypermobile meniscus: What is it? outcomes. Sang Hak LEE (Seoul, KOREA)
15:35 - 15:45 Meniscus and ACL: Modern management. Romain SEIL (Président ESSKA) (Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG)
Imperial Room
15:45

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A20
15:45 - 16:05

SPECIAL FOCUS: HORIZONTAL CLEAVAGE

Moderators: Jin Goo KIM (KOREA), Burt KLOS (NUENEN, THE NETHERLANDS)
15:45 - 15:55 Arthroscopic repair of horizontal cleavage. Cécile TOANEN (Assistante) (Nantes, FRANCE)
15:55 - 16:05 Long term results of horizontal cleavage repair in young adults. Nicolas PUJOL (Chef de Service) (VERSAILLES, FRANCE)
Imperial Room
16:05

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A21
16:05 - 16:30

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A22
16:30 - 18:25

RADIAL AND ROOT TEARS

Moderators: Tim SPALDING (UK), Romain SEIL (Président ESSKA) (Luxembourg, LUXEMBOURG)
16:30 - 16:40 Extrusion: Biomechanics: what does it mean? Alejandro ESPEJO BAENA (SPAIN)
16:40 - 16:50 Extrusion: a bad prognostic factor? Philippe BEAUFILS (VERSAILLES, FRANCE)
16:50 - 16:55 VIDEO FLASH // Radial tears: different techniques. Tim SPALDING (UK)
16:55 - 17:05 Anatomy of the roots and technical relevance. Robert SMIGIELSKI (Warsaw, POLAND)
17:05 - 17:15 Intermeniscal ligament: Biomechanics. Matthieu OLLIVIER (Marseille, FRANCE)
17:15 - 17:30 GUEST LECTURE // Root tears: the real definition. Traumatic vs degenerative-Root avulsion vs last centimeter. Jin Goo KIM (KOREA)
17:30 - 17:40 Is there any anterior root pathology? Burt KLOS (NUENEN, THE NETHERLANDS)
17:40 - 17:45 VIDEO FLASH // Root tears: Trans tibial Pull out technique. Nicolas GRAVELEAU (CHIRURGIEN) (Bordeaux Mérignac, FRANCE)
17:45 - 17:50 VIDEO FLASH // Root tears: Treatment with meniscal centralization. Hideyuki KOGA (Tokyo, JAPAN)
17:50 - 17:55 VIDEO FLASH // Root tears: Augmented trans tibial repair. Jin Goo KIM (KOREA)
17:55 - 18:05 Root tears outcomes of repair: traumatic vs degenerative. Sebastian KOPF (BERLIN, GERMANY)
18:05 - 18:25 CASE PRESENTATION // Non-operative vs Meniscectomy vs Repair. Nicolas PUJOL (Chef de Service) (VERSAILLES, FRANCE), Roland BECKER (Brandenburg/Havel, GERMANY), Vincenzo CONDELLO (Verona, ITALY), Jin Goo KIM (KOREA)
Imperial Room
18:25

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A23
18:25 - 18:50

THE ESSKA CONSENSUS

Moderators: Roland BECKER (Brandenburg/Havel, GERMANY), Sebastian KOPF (BERLIN, GERMANY)
18:25 - 18:30 Do we need a consensus? What does it mean? Philippe BEAUFILS (VERSAILLES, FRANCE)
18:30 - 18:40 Degenerative meniscal lesion. René VERDONK (prof em) (GENT, BELGIUM)
18:40 - 18:50 Traumatics tears. Sebastian KOPF (BERLIN, GERMANY)
Imperial Room
Friday 01 February
07:45

Friday 01 February

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B01
07:45 - 08:15

INDUSTRIAL SESSION: GEISTLICH
Membrane Induced Meniscus Regeneration with Chondro-Gide®. A novel technique to save the meniscus

Speaker: Tomasz PIONTEK (POLAND)
Imperial Room
08:15

Friday 01 February

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B10
08:15 - 10:15

MENISCUS RECONSTRUCTION: ALLOGRAFT

Moderators: Seong-Il BIN (Seoul, KOREA), Juan-Carlos MONLLAU-GARCIA (Barcelone, SPAIN)
08:15 - 08:25 How to prepare the meniscus transplant? Dante DALLARI (ITALY)
08:25 - 08:30 VIDEO FLASH // Meniscus allograft. Technique: the bone plug. Juan-Carlos MONLLAU-GARCIA (Barcelone, SPAIN)
08:30 - 08:35 VIDEO FLASH // Meniscus allograft. Technique: the key hole. Seong-Il BIN (Seoul, KOREA)
08:35 - 08:40 VIDEO FLASH // Meniscus allograft. Technique: the soft tissue technique. Stefano ZAFFAGNINI (BOLOGNA, ITALY)
08:40 - 08:50 Arthroscopic Bimeniscal allograft transplantation. Nicolas PUJOL (Chef de Service) (VERSAILLES, FRANCE)
08:50 - 09:00 New ways to avoid extrusion: technical tips and tricks. Juan-Carlos MONLLAU-GARCIA (Barcelone, SPAIN)
09:00 - 09:10 Short and long term functional outcomes (return to sports). Peter VERDONK (Antwerp, BELGIUM)
09:10 - 09:25 GUEST LECTURE // IMREF and ESSKA Consensus: Guidelines. Allograft Initiative. Tim SPALDING (UK), Peter VERDONK (Antwerp, BELGIUM)
09:25 - 09:40 Discussion.
09:40 - 09:55 GUEST LECTURE // What should be improved: Patient? Technique? The graft itself? Seong-Il BIN (Seoul, KOREA)
09:55 - 10:15 CASE PRESENTATION // Osteotomy? Allograft? Non operative treatment? Karl Fredrik ALMQVIST (BELGIUM), Seong-Il BIN (Seoul, KOREA), Vincenzo CONDELLO (Verona, ITALY), Juan-Carlos MONLLAU-GARCIA (Barcelone, SPAIN)
Imperial Room
10:15

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B11
10:15 - 10:45

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B12
10:45 - 12:15

MENISCUS RECONSTRUCTION: SCAFFOLD

Moderators: Peter MYERS (Orthopaedic Surgeon) (Brisbane, AUSTRALIA), Joon Ho WANG (SÉOUL, KOREA)
10:45 - 10:55 Where are we? Scaffolds available on the market / Experimental studies. Tim SPALDING (UK)
10:55 - 11:05 Menaflex: mid and long term results. Stefano ZAFFAGNINI (BOLOGNA, ITALY)
11:05 - 11:15 Menaflex: comparison with meniscectomy: Strengths and limits. Giulio Maria MARCHEGGIANI (Bologne, ITALY)
11:15 - 11:25 Actifit: mid term results. Cécile TOANEN (Assistante) (Nantes, FRANCE), Aad DHOLLANDER (BELGIUM)
and The European Actifit team
11:25 - 11:35 Nu Surface: where are we? Vincenzo CONDELLO (Verona, ITALY)
11:35 - 11:45 The future: Scaffold or prosthesis? Tony Georges VAN TIENEN (THE NETHERLANDS)
11:45 - 11:55 The future: Bioprinted Meniscus. Giuseppe PERETTI (ITALY)
11:55 - 12:15 ROUND TABLE // Respective indications for scaffold and allograft? Peter MYERS (Orthopaedic Surgeon) (Brisbane, AUSTRALIA), Aad DHOLLANDER (BELGIUM), Nicolas PUJOL (Chef de Service) (VERSAILLES, FRANCE), Stefano ZAFFAGNINI (BOLOGNA, ITALY)
Imperial Room
12:15

Friday 01 February

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B13
12:15 - 12:45

INDUSTRIAL SESSION: ARTHREX
Treatment of Meniscus and knee ligaments - The Santy way

Speakers: Bertrand SONNERY-COTTET (Lyon, FRANCE), Mathieu THAUNAT (MD) (LYON, FRANCE)
Imperial Room
12:45

Friday 01 February

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B14
12:45 - 13:30

LUNCH BREAK AND VISIT OF THE EXHIBITION

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B15
13:30 - 14:00

INDUSTRIAL SESSION: SMITH & NEPHEW
Advanced techniques in meniscal repair

Speakers: Sebastian KOPF (BERLIN, GERMANY), Nicolas PUJOL (Chef de Service) (VERSAILLES, FRANCE), Stefano ZAFFAGNINI (BOLOGNA, ITALY)
Imperial Room
14:00

Friday 01 February

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B15b
14:00 - 14:30

INDUSTRIAL SESSION: ZIMMER BIOMET
Latest Development in Meniscus Preservation

Speakers: Keith W. LAWHORN (USA), Helder PEREIRA (Physician) (PORTO, PORTUGAL)
Imperial Room
14:30

Friday 01 February

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B16
14:30 - 15:00

CARTILAGE: BASIC SCIENCE

Moderators: Henning MADRY (HAMBOURG, GERMANY), Linda SANDELL (USA)
14:30 - 14:45 GUEST LECTURE // Genetics in cartilage. Linda SANDELL (USA)
14:45 - 15:00 GUEST LECTURE // Focal chondral lesions. Henning MADRY (HAMBOURG, GERMANY)
Imperial Room
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B17
15:00 - 16:40

THE POST MENISCECTOMY ARTHRITIC KNEE

Moderators: Henning MADRY (HAMBOURG, GERMANY), Linda SANDELL (USA)
15:00 - 15:10 Rapid chondrolysis: Spontaneous, after meniscetomy, after meniscus repair. Mathieu THAUNAT (MD) (LYON, FRANCE)
15:10 - 15:20 Chondral degeneration: The non operative treatment: survival curve. Henning MADRY (HAMBOURG, GERMANY)
15:20 - 15:30 Chondral degeneration treatment: Is there any EBM? Hyaluronic acid, PRP, Glucosamin, Stemm cells, etc…. Giuseppe FILARDO (ITALY)
15:30 - 15:45 Discussion.
15:45 - 15:55 GUEST LECTURE // Osteotomy: Current indications. David DEJOUR (chirurgien) (Lyon, FRANCE)
15:55 - 16:05 GUEST LECTURE // The specificity of valgus knee: Tibial or femoral osteotomy. David DEJOUR (chirurgien) (Lyon, FRANCE)
16:05 - 16:15 Osteotomy: Do we need an associated arthroscopic procedure? Jin Goo KIM (KOREA)
16:15 - 16:25 Return to sports after osteotomy. Do we fullfill patients expectations? Jacques MENETREY (Genève, SWITZERLAND)
16:25 - 16:40 Discussion.
Imperial Room
16:40

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B18
16:40 - 17:10

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B19
17:10 - 18:30

CARTILAGE

Moderators: David DEJOUR (chirurgien) (Lyon, FRANCE), Elizaveta KON (ITALY)
17:10 - 17:20 Can we leave a leasion untreated? What are the limits? Jacques MENETREY (Genève, SWITZERLAND)
17:20 - 17:30 Is there still a place for chondrocyte transplantation? Aad DHOLLANDER (BELGIUM)
17:30 - 17:40 Mosaicplasty: Trochlea, patella. Cécile TOANEN (Assistante) (Nantes, FRANCE)
17:40 - 17:50 Membranes: What is available yet? How does it work? Mid term results? Alessandro DI MARTINO (ITALY)
17:50 - 18:00 Discussion.
18:00 - 18:10 Health Economics meniscus reconstruction and cartilage. Peter VERDONK (Antwerp, BELGIUM), Tim SPALDING (UK)
18:10 - 18:30 ROUND TABLE // Cartilage Lesions: Is a synthesis possible? In ACL reconstruction? In stable knee? Stefano ZAFFAGNINI (BOLOGNA, ITALY), Nicolas PUJOL (Chef de Service) (VERSAILLES, FRANCE), Elizaveta KON (ITALY)
Imperial Room
Saturday 02 February
09:00

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C11
09:00 - 11:10

BASIC SCIENCE SESSION

Moderators: Giuseppe FILARDO (ITALY), Stefano ZAFFAGNINI (BOLOGNA, ITALY)
09:00 - 09:10 Meniscus evolution: phylogeny and ontogeny. Christophe HULET (PUPH chirurgie orthopédique) (Caen, FRANCE)
09:10 - 09:20 Anatomy and Vascularisation. Robert SMIGIELSKI (Warsaw, POLAND)
09:20 - 09:30 Neural structures within human meniscus and meniscofemoral ligaments. Andrew AMIS (UK)
09:30 - 09:40 Biomechanics of the meniscus. Andrew AMIS (UK)
09:40 - 09:50 Physiopathology of the meniscal lesions. Peter VERDONK (Antwerp, BELGIUM)
09:50 - 10:00 Injured meniscus and distinct phenotypes of meniscus degeneration. Linda SANDELL (USA)
10:00 - 10:10 Impact of three preservations methods (freezing, cryopreservation, freezing + irradiation). Matthieu OLLIVIER (Marseille, FRANCE)
10:10 - 10:20 Fresh frozen versus viable MAT: a short term comparing follow up study. René VERDONK (prof em) (GENT, BELGIUM)
10:30 - 10:40 Enhancement of healing process: from growth factors to mesenchymal cells. Laura DE GIROLAMO (ITALY)
10:40 - 10:50 Collagen wrapping of the meniscus. Tomasz PIONTEK (POLAND)
10:50 - 11:00 Meniscus 3D printing. Helder PEREIRA (Physician) (PORTO, PORTUGAL)
11:00 - 11:10 Meniscus 3D printing: the korean point of view. Joon Ho WANG (SÉOUL, KOREA)
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Saturday 02 February

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C10
09:01 - 11:00

Parallel Session: CASE PRESENTATION - RELIVE SURGERIES

Moderators: Nicolas PUJOL (Chef de Service) (VERSAILLES, FRANCE), Peter VERDONK (Antwerp, BELGIUM)
09:00 - 09:20 Complex tears and complex repair techniques. Joon Ho WANG (SÉOUL, KOREA)
09:20 - 09:40 The Iranian Experience: Complete radial or truncated lateral meniscus. Mohammad RAZI (IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC)
09:40 - 10:00 The Iranian Experience: Simultaneous lateral meniscus root and Ramp tears. Sohrab KEYHANI (Tehran, IRAN, ISLAMIC REPUBLIC)
10:00 - 10:20 Intrasubstance meniscus tears in adolescent patients: case presentation. Peter MYERS (Orthopaedic Surgeon) (Brisbane, AUSTRALIA)
10:20 - 10:40 Cartilage defect. Alessandro DI MARTINO (ITALY)
Imperial Room
11:00

Saturday 02 February

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C12
11:00 - 11:45

BRUNCH AND VISIT OF THE EXHIBITION

11:45

Saturday 02 February

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C13
11:45 - 13:30

VISIT OF THE SCIENTIFIC LIBRARY
RIZZOLI ORTHOPEDICS INSTITUTE

Departure from the Royal Carlton at 11:45 am - Return at 13:30 pm