4th Basel Workshop on Current Concepts of Chest Wall Stabilization and Reconstruction

In 2019 it’s our great pleasure to invite you to the 4th Basel Workshop on Current Concepts of Chest Wall Stabilization and Reconstruction. We again focus on rib stabilization and the surgical management of sternum fractures and 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 4 most frequently used systems in this field and give the opportunity to the participants to become familiar with the different techniques. We give you the possibility to share the expertise 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 and Dr. Wolfgang Moersig


Scientific Program

November 14th, 2019
2.00 p.m.–6.00 p.m.

2.00 – 4.30 p.m.     
Part 1, Current State of the Art, technical aspect
Surgical Stabilization of Flail Chest and extended Fractures: Indications and results
D. Lardinois I 40 + 10 min.
Osteosynthesis of the sternum:
Indications and Techniques in Fracture and Dehiscence
S. Schulz-Drost I 40 + 10 min.
Chest Wall Resection and Reconstruction:
Indications and practical Aspects
P. Filosso I 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) I 4 × 20 min.
6.20 p.m.Closing Remarks Day 1


November 15th, 2019
8.00 a.m.–16.00 p.m.

8.00 – 10.00 a.m.Introduction to the different Fixation Systems
DePuySynthes® EuroprismeMedical®, MedXpert® and
ZimmerBiomet® I 4 × 30 min.
Presentation and Demonstration of the Techniques of Rib and Sternum
Fixation and Reconstruction of the Chest Wall
(G. Massard, M. Martinez, S. Raab, S. Schulz-Drost,
V. Steger with video)
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





Thoracic Surgery University Hospital Basel Prof. Didier Lardinois (Head)


Registration deadline

Please register until wednesday, October 31th 2019



Applied for SGT and SGTV


Congress fee

300,- CHF



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)


Thoracic Surgery
Dr. Wolfgang Moersig
Prof. Didier Lardinois
Sabrina Schultheiss



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