1st Tartu Arthroscopic Live Surgery Days

Neljapäev, oktoober 31, 2019 - 9:00am to Reede, november 1, 2019 - 4:00pm

Final Programme

31.10 - 01.11.2019


Tartu University Hospital
Puusepa 8 Tartu 50406, Estonia
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By e-mail: aliis.laidver@kliinikum.ee
By phone: +372 5352 0965



Conference language: English

Main topics:

  • ACL reconstruction and knee instability
  • Patellar instability
  • Meniscus tears
  • Chondral and osteochondral lesions

The presentations and live surgeries will give participants the most recent and up-to­date overview of the most common sports-related pathologies and treatment options around the knee joint.

Scientific committee and faculty:

Highly experienced knee surgeons from Scandinavia and the Baltic states



The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 150 persons.



Or register directly:

By e-mail: aliis.laidver@kliinikum.ee
By phone: +372 5352 0965


Registration will be finally confirmed with an e-mail after payment.

The registration fee includes:

Live surgeries with interactive discussions-, and oral presentations as well as a course certificate, lunch and refreshments during all breaks. Participants who cancel their registration in writing three weeks before the course will receive a full refund.No refund will be given for later cancellations.

Course Fee


150€: Surgeons

150€: Residents

150€: Physiotherapists

150€: On-site registration


Course dinner 50€ (seats are limited)


For conference participants and guests, special arrangements have been made with the Dorpat and Lydia hotels. Use the keyword "Arthroscopy" for special conference rates.

Dorpat Hotel

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Please use email address info@dorpat.ee for booking

Hotel Lydia

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Please use email address sales@lydia.ee for booking

For more information about transportation, events, and other accommodation options and attracctions in Tartu see www.visittartu.com

Daily Programme 30.10-01.11.2019

Venue: Main Conference Hall of Tartu University Hospital (A.Linkberg), Puusepa 8, Tartu

First Day. 31.10.19

Faculty: T. Tein, R. Gudas, M. Rahu, M. Mardna,J-T. Kartus, M. Forssblad
08:00-08:30 Registration.
08:30-08:35 Introduction. L. Rips, M. Mardna, K. Maasalu EST
08:35-08:50 History of Estonian Orthopaedics. Prof. A. Martson EST
08:50-09:00 Patient presentation 1
09:00-10:30 LIVE SURGERY: ACL Hamstring. Pro£ J. Kartus SWE
10:30-10:50 Coffee break
10:50-11:00 Patient presentation 2
11:00-12:30 LIVE SURGERY: ACL BTB. Pro£ M. Forssblad SWE
12:30-13:25 Lunch
13:25-13:30 Patient presentation 3
13:30-15:00 LIVE SURGERY: ACL Hamstring. Pro£ R. Gudas LIT
15:00-15:20 Lecture: Modern rehabilitation of ACL patients. T. Koovit EST
15:30-15:50 Lecture: ACL and cartilage damage. Pro£ R. Gudas LIT
15:50-16:05 Coffee break
16:05-16:30 Lecture: Results and reflections from the Swedish ACL register. Pro£ M. Forssblad SWE
16:30-17:30 Round table and discussion. ACL.
19:00- Dinner at DORPAT

Second Day. 01.11.2019

Faculty: T. Tein, R. Gudas, M. Rahu, M. Mardna,J-T. Kartus, M. Forssblad
08:00-08:30 Video broadcast from rehabilitation center.
08:50-09:00 How do I choose graft for ACL reconstruction? H. Nurmi FIN
08:50-09:00 Patient presentation 4
09:00-10:30 LIVE SURGERY: ACL Quatriceps. M. Rahu EST
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:25 Lecture: What I have learned from almost 30 years of ACL surgery and research. Prof. J-T. Kartus SWE
11:25-11:30 Patient presentation 5
11:30-13:00 LIVE SURGERY: Patellar instability MPFL reconstruction. P. Sillanpaa FIN
13:00-13:55 Lunch
13:55-14:00 Patient presentation 6
14:00-15:30 LIVE SURGERY: Patellar instability. F. Weitz FIN
15:30-15:50 Lecture: Current concepts of patella instability. P. Sillanpaa FIN
15:50-16:10 Lecture: Pediatric patellar instability. F. Weitz FIN
16:10-17:00 Round table and discussion. Patella instability.
17:00- Final speech and presentation of certificates



Tondi 84
Tallinn 11316
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