Fifth Triennial International Hand & Wrist Biomechanics Symposium
Syracuse, NY, USA, September 7, 2004

Frederick W. Werner, MME, SUNY Upstate Medical Univeristy, USA 

Organizing Committee
Kai-Nan An, PhD, Mayo Clinic, USA
Marc Garcia-Elias, MD, Insitut Kaplan, SPAIN
David L. Nelson, MD, Director, San Francisco Bay Area Hand Club, USA
Frederic Schuind, MD, PhD, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, BELGIUM
Frederick W. Werner, MME, SUNY Upstate Medical Univeristy, USA 


7:00 – 8:30             Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:10 – 8:10 a.m.     Upper Extremity Simulator Workshop – 
                               Presentations on the design, control theory and clinical applications of Biomechanical Simulators 
                               (includes time to discuss benefits and limitations of the simulators)
                                · Wrist Simulator – Frederick W. Werner, SUNY Upstate Medical University
                                · Forearm Simulator – Kai-Nan An, Mayo Clinic
                                · Elbow Simulator – Cynthia Dunning, University of Western Ontario 

8:20 – 8:30 a.m.
· Fred Werner
· Dr. Stephan A. Albanese, Chairman, Department of Orthopedic Surgery – SUNY Upstate Medical University 

8:30 – 10:00 a.m. First Morning Session
                            Podium presentations consisting of 10 minutes presentations and 5 minutes of discussion 

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Anatomical variability naturally leads to different types of thumb kinematics 
Santos, VJ; Valero-Cuevas, FJ, Cornell University

8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Thumb kinematics with non-orthogonal and non-intersecting axes of rotation may be necessary to predict realistic isometric thumbtip forces in multiple directions 
Santos, VJ; Valero-Cuevas, FJ, Cornell University

9:00 – 9:15 a.m.

In vivo trapeziometacarpal joint kinematics: a study with Polaris® system

Goubier, JN; Devun, L; Cessey, L; Mitton, D; Lavaste, F

Laboratoire de Biomecanique, Paris

9:15 – 9:30 a.m    Torque contribution of the thumb in twisting activity in female adults 
                            Chang, J-H; Su, F-C 
                            National Cheng-Kung University

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.     During abrupt transitions from finger motion to static force, errors in force direction are tuned to exploit the allowable margin of error afforded by surface friction

Valero-Cuevas, FJ; Santos, VJ; Song, S; Venkadesan, M

Cornell University and The Hospital for Special Surgery

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.

Coupling between wrist flexion/extension and radial/ulnar deviation

Li, Z-M; Kuxhaus, L; Fisk, JA; Christophel, TH

University of Pittsburgh

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.

Coffee Break for viewing posters

10:15 – 12:00 noon Second Morning Session

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

A hypothesis of carpal kinematics based upon maximization of contact area

Sirkett, DM; Mullineux, G; Miles, AW; Giddins, GEB

University of Bath and Royal United Hospital

10:30 – 10:45 a.m.

What effect does the flexor carpi radialis have on scaphoid motion?

Zhao, KD; Oh, J; Moran, SL; Ceridon, M; Linscheid, RL; An, KN

Mayo Clinic

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Evaluation and diagnosis of scapholunate instability

Short, WH; Werner, FW; Green; JK; Masaoka, S

SUNY Upstate Medical University

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.

Severity of scapholunate instability is related to joint anatomy and congruency

Werner, FW; Green, JK; Short, WH; Evans, PJ; Walker, JA

SUNY Upstate Medical University

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.

Evaluation of reverse Blatt's capsulodesis and bone-ligament-bone autograft procedures to restore normal scapholunate kinematics after a simulated scapholunate dissociation in a cadaveric model

Trocchia, A; Cooper, HJ; Braaksma, B; Beekman, R; Taylor, N; Lee, JH; Gardner, TR; Rosenwasser, MP

Columbia University

11:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Carpal bone scaling

Coburn, JC; Crisco, JJ; Moore, DC; Upal, MA

Brown Medical School and Brown University

11:45 – 12:00 noon

Estimation of in vivo contact pressures in the human wrist during active light grasp

Pillai, RR; Fischer, KJ; Ateshian, GA

University of Kansas and Columbia University

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Lunch at Institute of Human Performance, 505 Irving Ave.

(includes lunch, optional tour of the Musculoskeletal Sciences Research Center and demonstration of wrist simulator)

1:30 – 3:00 p.m. First Afternoon Session (back at Sheraton)

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.

Effect of extension against rubber bands on in vivo force in human flexor tendons

Powell, ES

Wrightington Hospital

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.

Effects of lower median nerve block on finger motor function

Dun, S; Goitz, RJ; Li, Z-M

University of Pittsburgh

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.

Quantifying PIP joint flexion improvement with distal intrinsic release

Espiritu, MT; Kuxhaus, L; Kaufmann, RA; Li, Z-M; Goitz, RJ,

University of Pittsburgh

2:15 – 2:30 p.m.

Intrinsic muscle contribution to the index metacarpo-phalangeal joint moment

Koh, S; Buford, WL; Patterson, RM; Andersen, C; Viegas, SF

University of Texas

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Effect of simulated low ulnar nerve palsy on the 3D force production capabilities of the thumb

Kuxhaus, L; Valero-Cuevas, FJ; Roach, S

Cornell University and The Hospital for Special Surgery

2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

The boundary of instability as a powerful experimental paradigm for understanding complex dynamical sensorimotor behavior: dexterous manipulation as an example

Venkadesan, M; Valero-Cuevas, FJ; Guckenheimer, JM

Cornell University

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Coffee Break for viewing Posters

3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Second Afternoon Session

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.

An analysis of symmetry of displacement of the distal radioulnar joint in normal and traumatically unstable subjects

Berger, RA; Amrami, K; Berglund, L; Zobitz, M; Zhao, K; An, K-N

Mayo Clinic

3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

Comparison of stability of ring fixator vs unilateral fixators in hand

Gupta, V; Kotwal, PP; Saxena, RK

All India Institute of Medical Science and Indian Institute of Technology

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.

Comparison of different distal radius fracture volar fixation plates: A biomechanical study

Koh, S; Morris, RP; Patterson, RM; Viegas, SF

University of Texas

4:00 – 4:15 p.m.

Planning of fracture reduction and deformity correction of the distal radius under external fixation

Chao, E Y S; Lim, J; Armiger, R; Kitagawa, M; Haraguchi, N; Keyurapan, E

John Hopkins University

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Finite element analysis of the Universal 2 total wrist prosthesis

McCullough, M; Grosland, NM; Adams, BD

University of Iowa

4:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Dynamic analysis of artificial elbow joint with finite element method

Daripa; R; Majumder, S; Roychowdhury, A

Bengal Engineering College (Deemed University)

4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Summary of Research Symposium

5:30 p.m. (optional) Chartered Bus leaves for American Society for Surgery of the Hand meeting in New York City


The strength-dexterity test as a measure of pinch performance in the able and impaired hand

Valero-Cuevas, FJ; Smaby, N; Venkadesan, M; Pretz, J; Ramakrishna, K; Wilson, N; Skaliotis, J; Peterson, M

Cornell University and The Hospital for Special Surgery

Introducing a quick evaluation of sensorimotor integration in precision pinch

Venkadesan, M; Guckenheimer; JM; Valero-Cuevas, FJ

Cornell University and The Hospital for Special Surgery

The fundamental thumb-tip force vectors produced by the muscles of the thumb

Pearlman, JL; Weisman, M; Valero-Cuevas, FJ; Roach, S

Cornell University and The Hospital for Special Surgery

Traumatic dorsal radiocarpal dislocation: the pathoanatomy and a biomechanical analysis

Katz, DA; Green, JK; Werner, FW; Loftus, JB

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Repair of the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb: a biomechanical study

Harley, BJ; Werner, FW; Green, JK; Raphael, BS; Hawley, JC

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Scaphoid and lunate motion during a wrist dart-throw motion

Werner, FW; Green, JK; Short, WH; Masaoka, S

SUNY Upstate Medical University