Dr Brabants and Dr Mertens welcome visitors to Antwerp to learn about total knee reconstructive surgery. Programmes can range from 1 to 4 days (Mon-Thu), including live surgery observations, 1-on-1 discussion, and focus theoretical topics on request. The host surgeons will aim to schedule appropriate cases (Total Knees, Revisions, Unicondylar) with minimum timelines of 2/3 months in advance.
Flexible Monday - Thursday. To obtain exact dates, please log your interest in attend.
Dr Karl Brabants
Dr Karl Brabants is a specialist in Knee and Hip replacement, and is involved in national training programs as a medical teacher. He holds several functions in the Belgian Knee Society, and is a reviewer of the Sports Trauma Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy (Official Journal of ESSKA). Dr. Brabants was head of the ZNA Middelheim Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma from 2001 until 2013, and a regular member of faculty for SN national and international meetings.
Dr Peter Mertens
Dr Peter Mertens is a specialist in knee and hip replacement, and a qualified medical teacher. He is trained at University Hospital Leuven and Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre in Exeter, UK. In 2013 Dr. Mertens became head of the ZNA Middelheim Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma at ZNA Middelheim. He is a regular member of faculty for SN national and international meetings.
ZNA Middelheim is a community-based general hospital with 650 beds in Antwerp, Belgium. It is the largest general hospital in the city and is active in almost all medical domains. The Orthopaedic and Traumatology Department specialises in diagnosing and treating problems of the support and movement system (joints, bones, muscles, and tendons). Patients are treated for both acute and chronic complaints.
- JOURNEY◊ II BCS Total Knee System
- GENESIS◊ II Primary Knee System
- LEGION◊ Total Knee System
- LEGION◊ Revision Knee System
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