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Thursday February 1st, 2018

08:00 – 09:40 Session 1: Instability – General Topics

Chairmen: Panos A. Efstathiou | Dimitrios Kostopoulos

Arthroscopic Anatomy of the Shoulder George Skarpas

The role of MRI and MRA in Glenohumeral Instability Pre and Post- Operative Assessment Maria Tzalonikou

The Role of Anaesthesiologist in Shoulder Arthroscopy Eirini Sarri

First Traumatic Shoulder Dislocation Anastasios Georgoulis

Posterior Dislocation. How to Repair Anastasios Deligeorgis

Multidirectional Instability. When to operate and how Dimitrios Alexakis


09:40 – 11:10 Session 2: Instability – Artrhscopic Soft Tissue Repair

Chairmen: Roman Brzôska | Panagiotis Vallianatos

Shoulder Instability. The Rehabilitation Program Georgia Petta

Bankart Repair. How to Do It Right Elias Mataragas

Arthroscopic Remplissage. When and How Emmanouil Brilakis

The Evolution of Implants (from Metal to Soft Anchors) Georgios Arealis

From Engaging Lesions to On Track – Off Track Lesions Giuseppe Milano


11:10 Welcome Addresses

11:35 – 11:50 Coffee Break

11:50 – 13:50 Session 3: Live Surgery

Chairman: Emmanouil Brilakis | Commentator: Giuseppe Milano O.R. Moderator: Ioannis Chiotis

11:50 Bone Block Technique in Beach Chair

Surgeons: Ettore Taverna, Anastasios Deligeorgis

12:50 Bone Block Technique in Lateral Decubitus

Surgeons: Emmanouil Antonogiannakis, Elias Mataragas

13:50 – 14:50 Lunch Break

14:50 – 16:30 Session 4: Instability with Bone Defects or Bony Procedures

Chairmen: Pantelis K. Nikolaou | Ettore Taverna

Bone Defects. Radiologic Evaluation with CT Margarita Natsika

Open Latarjet. Indications – Results – Complications Michael Hantes

Arthroscopic Latarjet. How To Do It Tom Clement Ludvigsen

Bone Block. How to Do It Ettore Taverna

Bone Block. The learning curve. How We Do It Emmanouil Antonogiannakis

Arthroscopic Subscapularis Augmentation (ASA) Technique. What to Expect and How to Do It Marco Maiotti


16:30 – 18:20 Session 5: Shoulder Problems in Athletes

Chairmen: Tom Clement Ludvigsen | Nikolaos Piskopakis

Shoulder MRI & MRA in Athletes. Myths & Reality. Example Cases Dimitrios Kechagias

Shoulder Pain in Overhead Athletes. Conservative Management. The Role of the Scapula Berte Bøe

Shoulder Pain in Overhead Athletes. When and How to Operate Ladislav Kovacic

Impingement Syndromes Emmanouil Fandridis

Pasta Lesions. In Situ Repair or Complete the Tear and Repair? Antonio Cartucho

Suprascapular Nerve Pathology in Overhead Athletes Antoon Van Raebroeckx

When the AC Joint is the Problem in Overhead Athletes Roman Brzôska


Friday February 2nd, 2018

08:00 – 09:30 Session 6: Rotator Cuff – General Topics

Chairmen: Anastasios Georgoulis | Vasileios Vrangalas

Functional Anatomy of the RC. How We Raise the Arm Eliyahu Adar

Shoulder Function of the Impaired Rotator Cuff. The Compensation Mechanism Eliyahu Adar

Patient Personality and Pain Management Christina Isaia

The Role of Physiotherapist in RC Tears. Conservative and Post-Operative Management Michael Seferiadis

Management of the Stiff Shoulder. Current Concepts Pascal Gleyze

The Critical Shoulder Angle. Correlation with RC Tears and Osteoarthritis Ioannis Chiotis


09:30 – 11:00 Session 7: Reparable Rotator Cuff

Chairmen: Ioannis Gliatis | Pericles Papadopoulos

Repairing RC Tears. Single or Double Row? Christos Sinopidis

Subscapularis Repair Pericles Papadopoulos

Tips for Arthroscopic RC Repair of Massive Cuff Tears Emmanouil Antonogiannakis

Augmenting RC Repair with Grafts Paolo Avanzi

MRI Evaluation of “Repaired” Cuff Apostolos Karantanas


11:00 – 12:30 Session 8: Irreparable Rotator Cuff

Chairmen: Enrico Gervasi | Michael Hantes

What means “Pseudoparalytic” Shoulder. How to Treat and When Jean Kany

Superior Labrum Reconstruction for Irreparable RC Tears Christos K. Yiannakopoulos

Latissimus Dorsi Transfer for Irreparable RC Tears Enrico Gervasi

Long Term Results of Inspace Balloon Vladimir Senekovic

Our Experience of Inspace Balloon Emmanouil Brilakis


12:30 – 12:45 Coffee Break

12:45 – 14:45 Session 9: Live Surgery

Chairman: Emmanouil Brilakis | Commentator: Tom Clement Ludvigsen O.R. Moderator: Anastasios Deligeorgis

12:45 Massive RC Tear Repair & Balloon Implantation

Surgeons: Emmanouil Antonogiannakis, Ioannis Chiotis

13:45 Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Surgeons: Enrico Gervasi, Emmanouil Brilakis

14:45 – 15:45 Lunch Break

15:45 – 17:30 Session 10: Reconstructive Shoulder Surgery – General Topics

Chairmen: John Christoforidis | Panagiotis Dimakopoulos

Nerves Around the Shoulder (Axillary, Radial, Suprascapular). How to Avoid Them Theodore Troupis

The Evolution of Shoulder Arthroplasty (Anatomic and Reverse). What to Expect Nowadays Chrysanthos Chrysanthou

“Cuff Tear Arthroplasty” with Cuff Reconstruction – Surgical Technique Panagiotis Dimakopoulos

The Role of Hemi-Arthroplasty in Shoulder Osteoarthritis and in RC Arthropathy John S. Maris

Infection Affecting TSA: The Infectious Diseases Specialist’s Perspective Eleni Giamarellou

Infection Affecting TSA: The Surgeon Perspective Ofer Levy


17:30 – 19:20 Session 11: Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (Anatomic & Reverse)

Chairmen: Ofer Levy | John S. Maris

Resurfacing, Stemless and Stemmed Anatomic Shoulder Arthroplasty. Tips & Tricks Efstathios Chronopoulos

Deltopectoral Approach for SA. Tips and Tricks Enrico Gervasi

Complications of Anatomic TSA. How to Avoid and/or Solve Bruno Toussaint

Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty. Tips & Tricks John C. Feroussis

Lateralization for Medialized Glenoid: The bio-RSA solution Jean Kany

The Concept of Lateralization in RSA Achilleas Boutsiadis

Long Term Results of Stemless Metaphyseal Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Ofer Levy



Thursday 26th January 2017

16:00 Registrations – Welcome Addresses

Time Session 1: Welcome Chair: Emmanouil Antonogiannakis

16:30 Welcome to ASC / Course Οbjectives Emmanouil Antonogiannakis

Time Session 2: Introduction

Chairs: Panagiotis Skandalakis / Argyris Mitsou

17:00 Shoulder Anatomy. What Is Important for the Surgeon George Skarpas

17:10 The Nerves Around the Shoulder Joint. What Should the Surgeon Know Anastasios Georgoulis

17:20 Arthroscopic Shoulder Anatomy Dimitrios Kostopoulos

17:30 Management of the Painful Shoulder Christina Isaia

17:40 Discussion

Time Session 3: Shoulder Dysfunction

Chairs: Konstantinos Karliaftis / Theodore Troupis

17:50 Impingement Syndromes Ioannis Chiotis

18:00 The Long Head of Biceps: SLAP Lesions. When and How to Treat? Berte Bøe

18:10 Tenodesis of Long Head of the Biceps. When, Where and How Pascal Gleyze

18:20 Stiff Shoulder. How to Treat Conservatively George Stamatakis

18:30 Arthroscopic Treatment of the Stiff Shoulder. Tips and Tricks for a Complete Release Elias Mataragas

18:40 Discussion

Time Session 4: Shoulder Dysfunction 2

Chairs: Nikolaos Piskopakis / Theodore Mariolis-Sapsakos

18:50 Calcifying Tendonitis Vasiliki Tsiampa

19:00 When and How to Do a Mumford Procedure Anastasios Tokis

19:10 Arthroscopic Treatment of AC Joint Dislocation Dionyssios P. Chissas

19:20 Our Experience Using Surgilig for AC Joint Dislocation Dimitrios Alexakis

19:30 Discussion

Friday 27th January 2017

Session 5: Instability

Chairs: John Christoforidis / Anastasios Georgoulis

08:00 CT Evaluation for Anterior Shoulder Instability Margarita Natsika

08:10 The First Dislocation Ioannis K. Triantafyllopoulos

08:20 How to Do it: Arthroscopic Bankart Repair for Anterior Instability Ioannis Gliatis

08:30 The Evolution of Bankart Repair. From Metal to Soft Anchors Geert Declercq

08:40 Why the First Attempt Fails. Management and Revision of Failed Bankart Repair Berte Bøe

08:50 Discussion

09:00 Bone Defects in Shoulder Instability. From Engaging Lesions to On/Off Track Lesions Christos K. Yiannakopoulos

09:10 Arthroscopic Remplissage for Engaging Hill’s Sachs Emmanouil Brilakis

09:20 Open or Arthroscopic Latarjet. Indication, Contraindications, Results, Complications Christos Sinopidis

09:30 How to Do it: Tips & Tricks for Arthroscopic Latarjet Tom Clement Ludvigsen

09:40 Discussion

09:50 Coffee Βreak

Time Session 6: Instability 2

Chairs: Emmanouil Antonogiannakis / Ettore Taverna

10:20 Arthroscopic Glenoid Rim Reconstruction Using Bone Graft Ettore Taverna

10:30 Our Experience Using Bone Graft Emmanouil Antonogiannakis

10:40 Management of Posterior Instability Zinon Kokkalis

10:50 Our Experience with Arthroscopic Management of Posterior Instability Anastasios Deligeorgis

11:00 Conservative Treatment of Multi Directional Instability Avraam Aivazoglou

11:10 Operative Management of Multi Directional Instability Dimitris Alexakis

11:20 Discussion

Time Session 7: Live Surgeries

Chairs: Emmanouil Antonogiannakis / Emmanouil Brilakis

11:30 Live Surgery 1. Bone Block 2. Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

14:00 Light Lunch

Time Session 8: Rotator Cuff Repair

Chairs: Panos A. Efstathiou / Ilias Ntisios

15:00 US & MRI Evaluation of Rot Cuff Tears Dimitrios Kechagias

15:10 The Role of Physiotherapist in RC Tears. Conservative and Post-operative Management Georgia Petta

15:20 Risk Factors of RC Tears. Can We Change the Natural History of RC Repairs? Achilleas Boutsiadis

15:30 Identification and Repair of Subscapularis Tears Giuseppe Milano

15:40 Partial Supraspinatus Tears. In Situ Repair or Completing the Tear and Repair Emmanouil Fandridis

15:50 Discussion

Time Session 9: Rotator Cuff Repair 2

Chairs: Michael Hantes / Panagiotis Vallianatos

16:10 Tips for Arthroscopic Cuff Repair. Single or Double Raw Repair Michael Hantes

16:20 Tips for Arthroscopic Cuff Repair: Massive Cuff Tears / Find and Release Emmanouil Antonogiannakis

16:30 The Biodegradable Spacer. A Novel Treatment Modality for Massive RC Tears Eliyahu Adar

16:40 Our Experience with Balloon Emmanouil Brilakis

16:50 Superior Capsule Reconstruction: History & Safety of Procedure Christos K. Yiannakopoulos

17:00 Augmenting Rotator Cuff Repairs with Grafts Paolo Avanzi

17:10 Arthroscopic Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Transfer for Irreparable Posterosuperior Cuff Tears Enrico Gervasi

17:20 Discussion

17:30 Coffee Break

Time Session 10: Shoulder Arthroplasty

Chairs: Giuseppe Milano / Tom Clement Ludvigsen

18:00 The Role of Physiatrist. Conservative and Post-operative Management of Shoulder Arthritis Evangelos Manaos

18:10 Historic Evolution: From Neer Hemi-arthroplasty to Fourth Generation Modular Implants Efstathios Chronopoulos

18:20 Hemi or Total Arthroplasty for the Management of Shoulder Arthritis. When to Do a Hemi John S. Maris

18:30 Cuff Tear Arthroplasty Panagiotis Dimakopoulos

18:40 Stemless TSA Pericles Papadopoulos

18:50 How to Do it: Tips & Tricks of Anatomic TSA. The exposure of the glenoid Enrico Gervasi

19:00 Discussion

Time Session 11: Shoulder Arthroplasty

Chairs: Enrico Gervasi / Geert Declerq

19:10 Trends and Controversies in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty John C. Ferousis

19:20 Lateralization of Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Achilleas Boutsiadis

19:30 Outcomes of Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (Anatomic and Reverse) Alexandros Kyriakos

19:40 How to Do it: Tips & Tricks of Reverse TSA John C. Ferousis

19:50 How to Do it: Transdeltoid Approach for Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Tom Clement Ludvigsen

20:00 Solving Difficult Problems in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty. Glenoid Bone Loss, Instability, bioRSA Giuseppe Milano

20:10 Discussion

Course Venue

Royal Olympic Hotel, Athens, Greece

“Royal Olympic” Hotel: 28, Athanasiou Diakou, 117 43, Athens, Greece


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