5th Basel Workshop on Current Concepts of Chest Wall Stabilization and Reconstruction

It is our great pleasure to invite you to the 5th Basel Workshop on Current Concepts of Chest Wall Stabilization and Reconstruction.

We will again focus on rib fixation and on surgical management of sternum fractures. We will also discuss indications and practical aspects of chest wall resection and reconstruction. A second part will be the presentation of interesting cases with focus on indications and the timing of operation.

In this context we present the 3 most frequently used systems in this field and give the opportunity to the participants to become familiar with the different techniques. We will have the honor to share the expertise and the support of outstanding international experts.

Finally we will have the unique chance to practically test all systems in the Anatomical Institute of the University of Basel.

Register now, we are looking forward to welcome you in Basel,

Prof. Didier Lardinois, Head of Department of Thoracic Surgery

Dr. Aljaz Hojski, Consultant of Department of Thoracic Surgery


Scientific Program

November 4th, 2021

2.15 – 4.30 p.m.     

Part 1, Current State of the Art, technical aspect
Surgical Stabilization of Flail Chest and Fixation of Rib Fractures: Indications and results
D. Lardinois 40 +10 min.

Osteosynthesis of the sternum:
Indications and Techniques in Fracture and Dehiscence
S. Schulz-Drost 40 +10 min.
Chest Wall Resection and Reconstruction: Indications and practical Aspects
P. Filosso 40 +10 min.
4.30 – 5.00 p.m.Coffee break
5.00 – 6.30 p.m.Part 2, Presentation of interesting Cases:
Indication and Timing for Operation
(Faculty and Participants)
6.20 p.m.Closing Remarks Day 1


November 5th, 2021

8.00 – 10.00 a.m.Introduction to the different Fixation Systems
DePuySynthes® EuroprismeMedical®, MedXpert® 
Presentation and Demonstration of the Techniques of Rib and Sternum
Fixation and Reconstruction of the Chest Wall
(G. Massard, P. Moreno de la Santa, S. Raab, S. Schulz-Drost, P. Thomas, P. van Huijstee)
10.00 – 10.30 a.m.Coffee break
10.30 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.Part 3, Practical Part
Practical Handling of all Systems for each Participant in Anatomical Institute
3.30 a.m. – 0.15 p.m.Sternum Fractures
0.15 – 1.15 p.m.Lunch
1.15 – 3.30 p.m.Rib Fractures and Chest Wall Reconstruction
3.30 – 4.00 p.m.Closing remarks and evaluation





Prof. Didier Lardinois, Department of Thoracic Surgery University Hospital Basel



Applied for SGT and SGTV


Congress fee

CHF 300,- 



Institute of Anatomy, University Basel, Pestalozzistrasse 20, 4056 Basel

  • Airport Basel/Mulhouse: Bus 50 (direction: Basel Bahnhof SBB) --> Station: Basel Kannenfeldplatz --> Bus 36 (direction: Basel Schifflände) --> Station: Universitätsspital (University Hospital)
  • Train station Basel SBB: Tram 11 (direction: St. Louis Grenze) --> Station: Universitätsspital (University Hospital)
  • Train station Badischer Bahnhof: Bus 30 (direction: Basel SBB) --> Station: Universitätsspital (University Hospital)


Melissa Meier
Dr. Aljaz Hojski
Prof. Didier Lardinois



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