Preview of the IV. International ACCART Congress in Cartagena with Dr. Olaf Beck

Get an exciting insight into the IV. International ACCART Congress 2023 with Dr. Olaf Beck. Learn more about orthobiology, joint preservation, minimally invasive surgery and the benefits for patients.
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Photo of the city of Cartagena, Colombia, you can see the coast and the city
Photo of the city of Cartagena, Colombia, you can see the coast and the city

What is the ACCART?

ACCART stands for "Asociación Colombiana de Cirugía Artroscópica," which means "Colombian Association of Arthroscopic Surgery" in English. This organization is dedicated to the promotion of arthroscopy and minimally invasive procedures in surgery, especially in the field of orthopedics. ACCART brings together professionals involved in the development, education and research of arthroscopic surgery to promote knowledge exchange and improve patient care.

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive technique in which small incisions are made in the skin to insert an arthroscope (a type of optic) and surgical instruments. This technique is commonly used to diagnose and treat joint problems and has the advantage of offering less pain, shorter recovery times and a lower risk of infection compared to open surgical procedures.

The lectures of Dr. Olaf Beck:

We would like to give you an exciting preview of the upcoming IV. International ACCART Congress, which will be held in the beautiful city of Cartagena de India from June 7-9, 2023. ACCART (Asociación Colombiana de Cirugía Artroscópica) is putting together a fascinating agenda for this event. Renowned expert Dr. Olaf Beck will present his knowledge and experience in orthobiology, joint preservation and minimally invasive surgery.

June 7 - Orthobiology and bone marrow edema

On the first day of the congress, the focus is expected to be on orthobiological topics. At 2:00 p.m., Dr. Olaf Beck will talk about bone marrow edema of the knee, which could focus on diagnosis and treatment of this common condition. Following this, at 14:20, he might present another talk on the indications and application of a cell-free matrix for the treatment of cartilage defects. These promising therapeutic approaches have the potential to improve patients' quality of life and slow the progression of joint problems.

June 8 - Meniscus injuries and their treatment

On the second day, Dr. Beck will start a lecture on meniscus injuries and their treatment at 09:30. In particular, he could discuss the results after biological implantations of the meniscus using the CMI implants as an example. These innovative approaches could help restore joint function and prevent long-term complications.

June 9 - Joint preservation in osteoarthritis

On the final day of the congress, attendees can expect a high-profile lecture by Dr. Olaf Beck on joint preservation in osteoarthritis using cell-free matrices and cancellous implants at 08:28. This lecture could discuss the latest advances in the treatment of osteoarthritis and highlight ways in which patients could benefit from these innovative therapeutic approaches.


It is a great honor to be the only European physician to be accepted into ACCART, as this is a recognition of outstanding expertise and experience in the field of arthroscopy and minimally invasive surgery. Membership in this prestigious Colombian organization allows one to actively participate in the international exchange of knowledge and to enhance one's practice by gaining insight into the latest developments and research. This special award underscores the importance of collaboration across national and cultural boundaries and promotes the global development of innovative medical approaches for patients worldwide.

The IV. International ACCART Congress will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about the latest developments and advances in orthobiology, joint preservation and minimally invasive surgery. Attendance at this event will be of great benefit to professionals and interested parties alike. We hope this preview has piqued your interest and look forward to the upcoming event with experts such as Dr. Olaf Beck.

After the lectures, Mr. Beck will travel on to Bogotá, Colombia, to conduct a surgical course in regenerative joint orthopedics.