NOF instructional pre-course

Course in Total Knee Arthroplasty – How to do it

This course is aimed for orthopaedic surgeons who are in their beginning of their Total Knee Arthroplasty career. Based on an analysis of common mistakes made in total knee arthroplasty the course will focus on how to perform the operation in a secure way with reproducible results.


Søren Toksvig-Larsen, MD, PhD
Ass Professor
Lund University and Hässleholm Hospital

Kjell G Nilsson

Kjell G Nilsson, MD, PhD, FRACS
Umeå University and Northern Sweden University Hospital



Registration fees

Pre-Course only  (Resident and Non-resident) – 3500 SEK excl. VAT (25%)

Pre-Course and NOF Conference 

4500 SEK excl. VAT (25%) (Until March 2016)

5500 SEK excl. VAT (25%) (Until March 2016)

Places are limited. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Preliminary Programme

Monday April 25

12.00-13.00 Registration and lunch
13.00-17.00 Lectures and case discussions
18.30 Course dinner (Included in course fee)

Tuesday April 26

08.30-10.00 Lectures and case discussions
10.00-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-12.00 Lectures and case discussions
12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.30 Lectures and case discussions
14.30-15.00 Coffee break
15.00-16.45 Lectures and case discussions
16.45-17.00 Summary and closure

Topics to be discussed during the course:

What is osteoarthritis?
Indications and contraindications for TKA
What patient expectations can and cannot the TKA fulfil
Why do TKAs fail
Preoperative planning incl preoperative radiographic investigation
When to use what implant
Is there a need for navigation / patient specific cutting block?
How too handle bone defects
Operative technique femur and tibia
What and how to do with patella?
Correction of deformities; varus, valgus, flexion
Balancing flexion / extension gaps
Cemented and/or uncemented fixation – when and how
How to treat early wound complications
The infected TKA – diagnosis and treatment
Pain relief after TKA


    Registration opens
    August, 2015
    Deadline for abstract submission