Proceedings of the
9th 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 satisfaction.

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 Movements
E.J. Camus

Genetic Investigation of the Role of Fibronectin in Wound Healing and Fibrotic Disease
A.J. Durrani, S.E. Herrick, D.A. McGrouther and M.R. Hill

Radial Nerve Palsy. Treatment with Tendinous Transpositions. Zachary Technique
M. Gonçalves, I. Barros, A. Dias, F. Gonzalez and J. Neves

Successful Storage of Peripheral Nerves Using Green Tea Polyphenol; An Experimental Study in Rats
Ryosuke Ikeguchi, Ryosuke Kakinoki, Taiichi Matsumoto, Suong-Hyu Hyon and Takashi Nakamura

Arthroscopic Resection of Wrist Ganglia
Ch. Mathoulin and A. Hoyos

Arthroscopy in Articular Distal Radius Fracture
C. Mathoulin, L. Rocchi and P. Panciera

The Shape of the Triangular Fibrocartilage During Rotation
T. Nakamura, A. Makita and O. Watanabe

Relationship Between Ulnar Styloid Fracture and DRUJ Instability
T. 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 Cases
A. 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 Thermocamera
N. Posch, A. Ghandi, J. Jaquet, M. Brandsma, H. Daanen and S. Hovius

Long Term Results of Distal Radius Shortening for Kienböck’s Disease
E.E.J. Raven, D. Haverkamp, T.W. Patt and R.K. Marti

Surgical Treatment of Paralytic Phase of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
S. Reverberi

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 Paralysis
F.M. Sénès, R. Campus, A. Andaloro and S. Becchetti

Results of Ulna Shortening Using the Stanley Jig
K. Sharpe, M. Hayton, J. Stanley and I. Trail

Wrist Fusion to Improve Hand Function in Brachial Plexus Palsy
M.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

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