THE Partial Knee Meeting


THE Partial Knee Meeting 


25 & 26 January 2018, Bruges, Belgium


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Dear colleagues, dear friends

It is with great pleasure that we announce the next edition of this innovative meeting formerly entitled “Small Implants, Brussels”. For most of us “Small Implants” speaks for itself but let me extend on the topic.

THE Partial Knee meeting will, in a cycle of two years, happen in Belgium and will discuss arthroplasty solutions that are not total joint replacements, but all other type of combinations of resurfacing solutions for knee osteoarthritis.

The utilisation of unicompartmental replacements for medial and lateral femorotibial disease and patellofemoral replacements for patellofemoral osteoarthritis is increasing every day.
Patient’s satisfaction and functional results are the proof of the necessity of this type of implants. However good indications and surgical technique determine the success for both patients and surgeons. Education and training can play an important role in this. Therefore we have selected the best surgeons from across the globe to come and share their experiences with us.

It is our great honour to organise the fourth edition of this fabulous meeting in Bruges, Belgium. The past edition in Knokke was a huge success. We can only hope to do at least as well. The faculty we have already, now we only need you the audience, to make this a challenging and exciting meeting.

The program as you will see, will be controversial with a lot of discussions challenging our faculty to share their experiences and results with us.

Attendance is limited to 300 surgeons, so please don’t wait until the last minute for your inscription.

Chairman of the Meeting

Prof. Dr. Emmanuel Thienpont
Cliniques universitaires Saint Luc-UCL
Brussels, Belgium

Previous edition: Knokke 2016

Last edition: Knokke 2016


  • Abdel Matt (US)
  • Adravanti Paolo (IT)
  • Aldinger Peter (DE)
  • Argenson JeanNoel (FR)
  • Baldini Andrea (IT)
  • Baron Gabriel (CL)
  • Barrett David (UK)
  • Beckmann Johannes (DE)
  • Bellemans Johan (BE)
  • Benazzo Francesco (IT)
  • Berend Keith (US)
  • Bonnin Michel (FR)
  • Catani Fabio (IT)
  • Clarius Michael (DE)
  • Cobb Justin (UK)
  • Dodd Chris (UK)
  • Eldridge Jonathan (UK)
  • Fitz Wolfgang (US)
  • Haddad Fares (UK)
  • Halder Andreas (DE)
  • Innocenti Bernardo (BE)
  • Kornilov Nickolay (RU)
  • London Nick (UK)
  • Lustig Sebastien (FR)
  • Mullaji Arun (IN)
  • Murray David (UK)
  • Parratte Sebastien (FR)
  • Porteous Andrew (UK)
  • Price Andrew (UK)
  • Roche Martin (US)
  • Romagnoli Sergio (IT)
  • Thienpont Emmanuel (BE)
  • Troelsen Anders (DK)
  • Victor Jan (BE)
  • Williamson Richard (US)

THE Partial Knee Meeting Board:

  • Prof. A. Baldini  (IT)
  • Prof. D. Barrett (UK)
  • Prof. F. Benazzo (IT)
  • Prof. S. Parratte (FR)
  • Prof. S. Romagnoli (IT)
  • Prof. E. Thienpont (BE)

Meeting Program:

THURSDAY 25 January 2018


Registration of attendees at Provinciehuis, Brugge


Opening of the meeting

Welcome by the Chairman


Unicompartmental osteoarthritis: Understanding the disease and the different treatment options

Moderator: Andrew Porteous

  1. Diagnostics for UKA                                              Michael Clarius
  2. Unicompartmental anatomy of the knee           Nikolay Kornilov
  3. Early intervention options before UKA               Johan Bellemans
  4. High Tibial Osteotomy: for who and when?       Michel Bonnin



Expert panel about UKA current and enhanced indications as well as contra-indications

Moderator: Andrea Baldini

Room challenger: Sebastien Parratte-Jonathan Eldridge

Panel: Andreas Halder, Chris Dodd, David Barrett, Fabio Catani, Gabriel Baron, Jan Victor, Nick London, Nickolay Kornilov, Sergio Romagnoli


Coffee Break


UKA: a more difficult decision for surgeon than TKA

Moderator: Chris Dodd

  1. How I finally saw the light about UKA                                     Anders Troelsen
  2. Increasing your UKA volume to obtain success                    Andrew Price
  3. UKA: Is the glass half full or half empty?                                David Murray
  4. Resisting register’s pressure                                                    Justin Cobb



Expert panel about surgical technique of medial UKA

Moderator: Nick London

Room challenger: Arun Mullaji-Johannes Beckmann

Panel: Aree Tanavalee, David Murray, Francesco Benazzo, Martin Roche, Michel Bonnin, Paolo Adravanti, Peter Aldinger, Sebastien Lustig, Wolfgang Fitz


Lunch break with sponsor satellite symposiums


Expert panel about surgical technique of lateral UKA

Moderator: Francesco Benazzo

Room challenger: Chris Dodd-Anders Troelsen

Panel: Andrea Baldini, Andreas Halder, Fabio Catani, Johan Bellemans, Michael Clarius, Nick London, Aree Tanavalee, Sebastien Lustig, Sebastien Parratte


Coffee break


Expert panel about the patellofemoral joint and selective resurfacing

Moderator: Jonathan Eldridge

Room challenger: Peter Aldinger-Wolfgang Fitz

Panel: Andrew Porteous, Andrew Price, Arun Mullaji, David Barrett, Jan Victor, Johannes Beckmann, Martin Roche, Nickolay Kornilov, Sergio Romagnoli


Ask the CEO

Moderator: Emmanuel Thienpont

Panel: Brad CannonFrancesco Siccardi, Katarzyna Mazur, Luigi Ferrari, Stryker TBD, Torbjorn Skold

FRIDAY 26 January 2018


Bicompartmental & bi-unicompartmental arthroplasty

Moderator: David Barrett

Room challenger: Michael Clarius-Paolo Adravanti

Panel: Andrea Baldini, Andreas Halder, Andrew Porteous, Francesco Benazzo, Justin Cobb, Michel Bonnin, Nick London, Peter Aldinger, Sergio Romagnoli


Coffee Break


New technologies in UKA

Moderator: Jan Victor

Room challenger: Sebastien Lustig-David Murray

Panel: Anders Troelsen, Andrew Price, Arun Mullaji, Fabio Catani, Justin Cobb, Martin Roche, Peter Aldinger, Sebastien Parratte,Wolfgang Fitz


Lunch break with sponsor satellite symposiums


The complexity of surgery: case-based discussion of complications

Moderator: David Murray

Room challenger: Andreas Halder-Johan Bellemans

Panel: Chris Dodd, Francesco Benazzo, Gabriel Baron, Jan Victor, Jean Noel Argenson, Johan Bellemans, Paolo Adravanti, Sebastien Lustig, Sergio Romagnoli


Coffee Break


Hot topics and controversies about UKA

Moderator: Martin Roche

Room challenger: Jonathan Eldridge-Nickolay Kornilov

Panel: Andrea Baldini, Andrew Porteous, Aree Tanavalee, Arun Mullaji, David Barrett, Fabio Catani, Jean Noel Argenson, Michel Bonnin, Sebastien Parratte


Ask the engineer

Moderator: Justin Cobb

Room challenger: Bernardo Innocenti-Gabriel Baron

Panel: Dave Wolson, Ivana Barbanti


Closure of meeting by Chairman


During THE Partial Knee meeting we will have a free paper session and an interactive Poster Session. Each attendee can present their work that should be unique and interesting for the audience.

Please send your abstracts by clicking the send button or the email address bellow.

Please submit your abstract proposal following the proposed Abstract Structure:

  • Introduction
  • Hypothesis
  • Materials and Methods
  • Results
  • Conclusions

Maximal amount of words: 250 words

DEADLINE for Abstracts 31/12/2017 via

Abstract presenters need to be registered attendees of the meeting

TRB CheMedica Belgian Residents Grant

THE Partial Knee Meeting is proud to announce the TRB CheMedica Belgian Residents Grant. Our sponsor TRB CheMedica is happy to support financially 20 Belgian residents to participate in THE Partial Knee Meeting. 

Please send an email to to apply for this grant and be reimbursed for 350 euros attendance fee. 





Provincial Court

Markt 3, 8000 Brugge





Other Sponsors


THE Partial Knee Meeting has been found:PROVISIONALLY COMPLIANT by

This partial assessment decision will remain valid until 35 days prior to the event starting date. 

The PCO and fiscal organizer of THE Partial Knee Meeting is KEEP International S.r.l.



Adresse: Via Giuseppe Vigoni, 11 – 20122 Milan (Italy)

Tel:  +39 02 54122579  /13

Fax:  +39 02 54124871

The PCO and fiscal organizer of THE Partial Knee Meeting is KEEP International S.r.l.



Adresse: Via Giuseppe Vigoni, 11 – 20122 Milan (Italy)

Tel:  +39 02 54122579  /13

Fax:  +39 02 54124871