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Madrid Foot & Ankle Course
5–6 April, 2018
Madrid, SPAIN
The Madrid Foot and Ankle Course, which took place on April 5 – 6, 2018, is a new initiative bringing together two world experts in their field; C. Niek van Dijk and Mariano de Prado. During the two-day course, they presented a unique combination of the strengths of Ankle Arthroscopy and Minimal Invasive Surgery in a mix of live surgical demonstrations, lectures, case discussions, and tips and tricks. Both techniques have their place in the spectrum of surgical solutions in ankle and hind foot problems. Both have their specific application and indication. C. Niek van Dijk and Mariano DePrado share the same vision “WHY to do it is as important as HOW to do it”. The course was both for advanced and beginners who are interested in these new techniques and solutions. The number of participants was limited to 200 and had ample time for exchange and discussion. Participants came from all continents and 44 countries. Participants cited that the lectures and live surgical demonstrations were “useful for [my] professional activity” and were given an average score of 4.7 out of 5.
The Madrid Foot and Ankle Course was hosted by Prof. Forriol, the head of the Anatomy Department of Central European University in Madrid and organized in cooperation between the Amsterdam Foot and Ankle Course ‘on tour’ and Ripoll y de Prado Van Dijk Clinic in Madrid, Spain.

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