Proceedings of the9th Congress of the Federation of the
European Societies for
Surgery of the Hand
Lisbon, Portugal, June 25-28, 2003
This Congress for Hand Surgery is of major scientific importance to the
Federation of the European Societies.
A high quality scientific program in a prestigious
setting is planned. We hope that the scientific program will be to your
Our program has been prepared by the Scientific
Committee and will cover all aspects of surgery of the hand.
We took great care in selecting topics of interest. We
have received more than 600 abstracts for papers from all over the world;
an international scientific committee made an anonymous selection of the
three hundred most interesting abstracts.
The papers recorded in this volume will mark the
directions of particular interest to Hand surgeons.
This volume is intended to be used during the Congress
for Hand Surgery as well as to stand as some record of the papers. It has
a significant part to play in the Congress and its appearance before the
Congress is a tribute both to the publishers and to those participants who
have co-operated by submitting their papers in time for this production.
Intended to play a living part in the progress of these
Congress, members can read beforehand the entire papers.
Though we learn much from the precedents of previous
Congresses, every Congress must be an exercise in itself, adapting to new
conditions of time and place. This occasion has called for close teamwork
and devotion from a small number.
Finally this Hand Congress offers these Transactions as
a record of the present position in hand surgery.
Acácio Cordeiro Ferreira
Lisbon, June 2003
Scannographic Measurement of
Intracarpal MovementsE.J. Camus
Genetic Investigation of the Role of Fibronectin in
Wound Healing and Fibrotic DiseaseA.J. Durrani, S.E. Herrick, D.A. McGrouther
and M.R. Hill
Radial Nerve Palsy. Treatment with Tendinous
Transpositions. Zachary TechniqueM. Gonçalves, I. Barros, A. Dias, F. Gonzalez
and J. Neves
Successful Storage of Peripheral Nerves Using Green Tea
Polyphenol; An Experimental Study in RatsRyosuke Ikeguchi, Ryosuke Kakinoki, Taiichi
Matsumoto, Suong-Hyu Hyon and Takashi Nakamura
Arthroscopic Resection of Wrist GangliaCh. Mathoulin and A. Hoyos
Arthroscopy in Articular Distal Radius FractureC. Mathoulin, L. Rocchi and P. Panciera
The Shape of the Triangular Fibrocartilage During
RotationT. Nakamura, A. Makita and O. Watanabe
Relationship Between Ulnar Styloid Fracture and DRUJ
InstabilityT. Nakamura, O.J. Moy and C.A. Peimer
Brachial Plexus Injury - Palliative Surgery in
Paralytic Shoulder Using Multiple Motor Transfers A. Nascimento, A. Teixeira and A. Corte-Real
Revision of Seventy-four Cases of Plastic
Reconstruction Using the Antebrachial Radial Flap (Chinese Flap)A. Nascimento, A. Teixeira and A. Corte-Real
Ulnar Nerve Fascicle Transfer into the Musculocutaneous
Nerve (Biceps Branch) in Brachial Plexus Injury: 65 CasesA. Nascimento, A. Teixeira and A. Corte-Real
Expression of Interleukin-6 mRNA at the Dorsal Root
Ganglia – Gradual Nerve Elongation Model –N. Osamura, K. Ikeda, N. Hagiwara, S. Hinoki,
K. Tomita, S. Yokoyama and H. Higashida
Cold Intolerance After Upper Extremity Nerve Lesions:
Assessment with an Infrared ThermocameraN. Posch, A. Ghandi, J. Jaquet, M. Brandsma,
H. Daanen and S. Hovius
Long Term Results of Distal Radius Shortening for
Kienböck’s DiseaseE.E.J. Raven, D. Haverkamp, T.W. Patt and
Surgical Treatment of Paralytic Phase of Carpal Tunnel
Nerve Grafting in the Upper Extremity by Using
Microscope, and Microscopic Techniques (A Long Follow-Up of 130 Cases)H. Sakellarides
Secondary Surgery of the Shoulder in Children with
Obstetrical Brachial Plexus ParalysisF.M. Sénès, R. Campus, A. Andaloro and S.
Results of Ulna Shortening Using the Stanley JigK. Sharpe, M. Hayton, J. Stanley and I. Trail
Wrist Fusion to Improve Hand Function in Brachial
Plexus PalsyM.D. Vekris, A.E. Beris, N. Darlis, A. Tokis
and P.N. Soucacos
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Question of Hand and Wrist
Configuration?L.P. Kamolz, H. Beck, W. Haslik, R. Högler,
M. Rab, KF. Schrögendorfer and M. Frey