First International Hand and Wrist Biomechanics Symposium, Brussels, Belgium, 1992

First Triennial International
Hand & Wrist Biomechanics Symposium
Brussels, Belgium, May 22-23, 1992

Organizing Committee
Kai-Nan An, PhD
William Cooney, MD
Marc Garcia-Elias, MD
Frederic Schuind, MD, PhD
A. A. Amis (UK)
R. A. Berger (USA)
T. Bryant (Canada)
F. Burny (Belgium)
F. Casolo (Italy)
S. Fioretti (Italy)
L. Hagberg (Sweden)
R. Huiskes (Netherlands)
C. Jantea (Germany)
J.M. G. Kauer (Netherlands)
J. Koebke (Germany)
R. L. Linscheid (USA)
P. Saffar (France)
J. Ryu (USA)
P. Soucacos (Greece)
G. Vanderperre (Belgium)
S. F. Viegas (USA)
F. Werner (USA)

Thursday, May 21
10.30 – 18.00  Registration
16.30 – 18.30  Opening Ceremony (Moderator : KN An)
                        Opening address : F Schuind 
                        The NATO policy on research funding, L Sertorio
                        The European Community and scientific funding, JG Wurm
                        The Situation of grants in the USA, WP Cooney
18.30 .19.30     Welcome reception
19.30 .21.00     Dinner
Friday, May 22
 08.00 – 09.20     Material properties - lectures
                            Moderators : KN An, WP Cooney
The structure and functlon of ligaments and tendons - KN An
Mechanical properties of finger flexor tendons and development of suturing methods with enhanced strength - A Amis
Tendon excursion rehabilitation and repair.- WP Cooney

Subchondral bone density as a key for normal and pathological wrist stress - J Koebke

09.20 - 0940 Coffee-break

09.40 –1055 Material properties : tendons

Free papers, room A

Moderator : A Amis

The experimental study of tendon repair - M Takayanagi, H Yamamoto, Y Watanabe, H Tsuchida, S Fang

Biomecnanics of pulley reconstruction - KN An

Biomechanical examination of postoperative flexor tendon adhesion in rabbits digits - L Hagberg

Passive elastic properties of the human forearm musculature : a cadaver study - R Wells, D Ranney, P Keir

Effect of repetitive loading on the wrist in young rabbits - H Kawai, T Murase, T Masatomi, M Murai, R Shibuya, Y Terada, K Ono

09.40-10.55 Material properties : ligaments

Free papers, room B

Moderator : RA Berger

The study of the behaviour of the larger wrist joint ligaments should include all fibre-bundles - JGM Kooloos, HHCM Savelberg

The gross and histologic anatomy and material properties of the subregions of the scapholunate ligament - RA Berger, PC Amadio, T Imaeda, KN An, WP Cooney

Mechanical properties of the triangular fibrocartilage of the wrist in simple elongation - S Ucilyama, Y Nakatsuchi, S Saitoh, M Hosaka, Y Hata, M Itoh

Scaphoid and peri-scaphoid mechanism of injury : mathematical pattern – P Ledoux

Functional analysis of the radiocarpal joint from a determination of the subchondral mineralisation pattern – M Müller-Gerbl, N Lower, K Wilhelm, R Kenn, R Putz

10.55 – 12.00 Panel discussion

Room A

Moderators KN An, WP Cooney, A Amis, RA Berger

12.00-14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.20 Force analysis - lectures

Moderators : R Huiskes, F Schuind

Contacts pressures within wrist joints – SF Viegas, RM Patterson

Finger mathematical modelling and rehabilitation – F Sasolo

Major and potential role of fibrocartilage meniscal-like structures in phalangeal joints. Intrinsic muscle insertions to the volar plate – T Bryant, TDV Cooke

Biomechanics of fracture fixation – F Burny, M Donkerwolcke

15.20 – 15.40 Coffee-break

15.40 – 17.10 Force analysis : hand

Free papers, room A

Moderator : M.P. Rosenwassen

Quantitative functional anatomy of hand muscles – JM Mansour, PE Crago

Force analysis of the thumb – D.J. Giurintano, AM Hollister

Stress analysis of proximal interphalangeal joints using the three-dimensional finite element method – H Hashizume, T Akagi, H Watanabe, H Inoue, T Ogura

Anatomic forms of male and female carpometacarpal joints - GA Ateshian, MP Rosenwasser, VC Mow,

Biomechanics of the trapezio-metacarpal joint

G Brunelli

Deep ligaments of the interphalangeal joint of the thumb – HM Schmidt, U Frank

15.40 – 17.10 Force analysis : wrist

Free papers, room B

Moderators : R Wells

On a model of the upper extremity - B Petterson

A model of the human wrist dynamics – E Birjukova

Force and pressure transmission through the normal wrist : an analytical study – F Schuind, KN An, RL Linscheid, WP Cooney, EYS Chao

Kinematics and force transmission of the proximal carpal row – HP Kern, HAC Jacob, G Sennwald

Biomechanical analysis of the wrist joint in ergonomical aspects – K Gielo-Perczak

Dynamic magnetic resonance imaging of the wrist – C Jantea, J Assheuer, J Koebke

17.10 – 18.00 Panel discussion

Room A

Moderators : R Huiskes, F Schuind, MP Rosenwasser, R Wells

20.00-22.30 Dinner

Saturday, May 23

08.00-09.20 Motion analysis - lectures

Moderators : F Werner, AK Palmeri

Role of the wrist ligament with respect to carpal kinematics and carpal mechanism – JMG Kauer, HHCM Savelberg, R Huiskes, JGM Kooloos

The study of the biomechanical of wrist movement in a oblique plane – P Saffar

Normal and abnormal carpal kinematics – M Garcia Elias, DK Smith, LK Ruby, E Horri, KN An, RL Linscheid, EYS Chao, WP Cooney

Three-dimensional in-vivo kinematic analysis of finger movement – S Fioretti

09.20 – 09.40 Coffee-break

09.40 – 10.55 Motion analysis : hand

Free papers, room A

Moderators : L Hagberg

Stability and constraint of the proximal interphalangeal joint – Y Minamikawa, E Horii, KN An, PC Amadio, WP Cooney, RL Linscheid

Anatomy of the palmar plates : comparative morphology and motion characteristics – S Gagnon, MJ Botte, E Zinberg, SN Copp

Biomechanics of a bidigital finger system with anatomical restrictions : the significance for the exercising hand of the musician. Demonstration by physical model – JNAL Leijnse, JE Bonte, JMF Landsmeer, JC Van der Meulen, CJ Snijders

A kinematic study of the hand using magnetic resonance imaging – RD Dickerson, CH Lorenz, SW Peterson, AM Strauss, JA Main

Three-dimensional four variables plot for the study of the metacarpo-phalangeal joint kinematics – A Meroll, P Traquili Leall, S Fioretti, T Leo

09.40 – 10.55 Motion analysis : wrist

Free papers, room B

Moderators : J Ryul

Biomechanics of carpal motions – R Huiskes, H Savelberg, J Kauer

Functional anatomy of the carpus in flexion and extension and in radial and ulnar deviations – V Feipel, M Rooze, S Louryan, M Lemort

Kinematic modelling of the human wrist – N Nicodemus, SF Viegas, K Elder

Wrist joint motion simulator : concept development and normal wrist tendon forces – F Werner, AK Palmer, JH Somerset

Changes in the triangular fibrocartilage complex articular disk during forearm rotation a study of configuration and surface strains – BD Adams

10.55 – 12.00 Panel discussion

Room A

Moderators : F Werner, AK Palmer, L Hagberg, J Ryu

12.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.20 Clinical applications – lectures

Moderators : VC Mow, SF Viegas

Kinematic dysfunction of the distal radioulnar joint after distal radial fracture – RL Linscheid

Wrist joints simulator : evaluation of total wrist implants – AK Palmer, FW Werner, M Fortino

Biomechanical analysis of modified silastic trapezial arthroplasty – J Ryu

Two stage flexor tendon reconstruction using silicon rods – PN Soucacos, A Beris, A Touliatos, PK Soucacos, G Mitsionis

15.20 – 15.40 Coffee-break

15.40 – 17.25 Clinical applications : hand

Free papers, room A

Moderators : M Garcia-Elias

Standardized radiographic measurement of the metacarpo-phalangeal joint – T Bryant, TDV Cooke

Cementless total replacement of the trapezio-metarcarpal joint : principle of anchorage – P Ledoux

The enveloppe of active wrist circumduction : an in vivo electrogoniometric study – P Salvia, P Klein, JH David, M Rooze

In vivo measurement of tendon forces – F Schuind, WP Cooney, KN An

X-ray stereophotogrammetric examination of flexor tendon excursion adhesions in the flexor tendon sheath area – L Hagbrg

Changes in the geometry of the carpal tunnel contents due to wrist posture and tendon load an MRI study on normal wrist – R Wells, P Kleir

EVAMAIN : computerized system for the assessment of the hand – JL Thonnard, L Plaghki, D Bragard

15.40 – 17.25 Clinical applications : wrist

Moderators : RL Linscheid

The dislocations and instability of the distal radio-ulnar joint – A Kapandji

Colles fracture : instability evaluation and therapeutic approaches – T Authom, M Lafontaine, D Hardy, P Delincé

Geometric analysis of opening-closing wedge corrective osteotomy of distal radius after malunited fracture – R Bilic, V Nikolic, V Zdravkovic

Load-displacement characteristics of the scaphoid ligament complex in vivo – JJ Crisco, SW Wolfe, R Brown

Kinematic of the scapho-trapezoid joint of the wrist – C Jantea, KN An, R Linscheid

The use of cine-computed tomography to investigate carpal kinematics – S Wolfe, L Katz, JJ Crisco

Surgical treatment with external fixation for posttraumatic carpal instability – K Shimada, M Nishino, T Kadowaki, T Yamamoto

17.25 – 18.00 Conclusions

Room A

Moderators : VC Mow, SF Viegas, M Garcia-Elias, RL Linscheid

18.30 – 23.00 Visit of central Brussels and dinner in the city