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ELiTE Principles of Upper Extremity Fixation Course – Boston, MA

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Course Overview

This program is closed to residents outside the Boston Metro Area

The ELiTE Resident and Fellow Curriculum was designed by Jeffrey Greenberg, MD, Fellowship Director at Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, and Jerry Huang, MD, Fellowship Director at University of Washington Combined Hand Fellowship, in collaboration with leading orthopedic resident and fellowship educators in the United States. The Principles in Upper Extremity Fixation Course is a half-day program with didactic lectures, case review, and hands-on practice time.

Target Audience

Orthopedic Residents in their first or second year.

Course Chairman

Hans Van Lancker, MD
Dr. Van Lancker currently acts as the Vice President of Trauma at the Steward Medical Group, the Chief of Orthopedic Trauma at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, and the Medical Director of Orthopedic Trauma at Good Samaritan Medical Center in Boston, MA. He attended Alpert Medical School at Brown University in Providence, RI. After earning his medical degree, he completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at McGill University Health Centre in Montreal, QC. He then went on to complete his Orthopedic Trauma fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Dr. Van Lancker is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with experience at Level I trauma centers, as well as experience in research and teaching.

Learning Objectives


  • Understanding and fundamentals of the anatomy of the Elbow, Wrist, and Hand
  • Fundamentals of Hardware Fixation
  • Stable fixation construct | Key principles
  • Principles and techniques of Osteotomies.
  • Closed Reduction of the Upper Limb
  • External Fixation of the Upper Limb


  • Functions of Power and Instrumentation
  • Pin Fixation
  • Screw Fixation (Lag, Headed and Headless)
  • Plate Fixation (Locking and Non-Locking)
  • Creating Osteotomies
  • External Fixation

To Register

Space is limited. To register for this course, please contact your local independent sales representative or email Acumed directly at medicaleducation@acumed.net


September 18
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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Morgan Ostertag


Omni Hotel Boston
60 School Street, Alcott Meeting Room
Boston, MA 02108 United States
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