Larissa MIS Arthroscopy and Training Center (LaMISATC) 

The Orthopaedic Department of the General Hospital of Larissa in collaboration with the Anatomy laboratory of the University of Thessalia organizes seminars on a regular basis with the aim of educating young physicians in the field of Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine.

Those seminars provide the Orthopaedic Surgeons with the unique opportunity to acquire further knowledge and improve their skills on the arthroscopic techniques and enhance their theoretical background in Sports Medicine, having the following features:

  • A 2-day intensive seminar 
  • Limited number of participants (10-12) 
  • Attendance of live surgery operations
  • Analytic approach-oriented lectures on various techniques
  • Clinical practice on cadaveric workshops
  • Two trainees per cadaveric station with one trainer-instructor.

Each seminar handles a specific training unit in order that the trainee could acquire detailed knowledge on the field of his/her training. The units (and the educational programme) instructed are: 

Knee 1: Anterior Cruciate Ligament & Menisci

Knee 2: Posterior Cruciate Ligament and Posterolateral Corner

Knee 3: Patella Instability and Cartilage Lesions

Shoulder: Shoulder Instability and Rotator Cuff Lesion

Ankle: Cartilage Lesions, Arthroscopic Management

Elbow – Hand & Wrist : Arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Surgery

(MIS) Joint Replacement

The seminar takes place in the premises of the University Hospital of Larissa and those of the School of Health Sciences of the University of Thessalia. More specifically:

  • The lectures are held at the university library “K. Houliaras” of the University Hospital of Larissa (Tower B, 3rd level). 
  • The hands-on cadaveric workshops take place at the anatomy lab of the Medical School (Wing B, 2nd level). 
  • The live surgery takes place at the operative suites of the University General Hospital of Larissa. 

Photos from the Symposium on Arthroscopic and Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Upper Limb, November 20-22, 2008, Larissa.


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