Third Triennial International Hand & Wrist Biomechanics Symposium

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, September 9, 1998

Organizing Committee

Kai-Nan An, PhD, Mayo Clinic

Marc Garcia-Elias, MD, Insitut Kaplan

David L. Nelson, MD, Director, San Francisco Bay Area Hand Club

Frederic Schuind, MD, PhD, Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Frederick W. Werner, MME, SUNY Upstate Medical Univeristy


  • Can Partial Healing Allow Early Removal of Wrist External Fixation? By Scott W. Wolfe; Mark D. Lorenze; Gregory Austin; Carrie R. Swigart; Manohar M. Panjabi.
  • Is Internal Plating of Complex Distal Radius Fractures Biomechanically Equivalent to External Fixation? By Joseph E. Hale; Abhinav B.Chhabra; Gregory G. Degnan; Todd A. Milbrandt; David V. Carmines.
  • Direct Measurements of Distal Radius Fracture Stability Using an Electromagnetic Tracking Device During Simulated Active Motion: By Cynthia E. Dunning; C.S. Lindsay; R.T. Bicknell; S.D. Patterson; J.A. Johnson; G.J.W. King.
  • Treatment of Malunion of the Distal Radius by Corrective Osteotomy Using the Resected Distal Ulna as Bone Graft: By Joseph E. Imbriglia; William Facibene.
  • Development and Validation of a Three-Dimensional Finite Element Model of the Distal Radius: By Brian D. Adams; R.D. Heatherly; V.K. Goel.
  • A Three-Dimensional Finite Element Contact Model of the Radiocarpal Joint: Fracture Step-off and Stress Transfer Across the Joint: By B.R. Deshpande; T .E. Daniel; Donald D. Anderson.
  • A Biomechanical Study of the Moment Forces of the Supinators and the Pronators of the Forearm: By Jan-Ragnar Haugstvedt; Richard A. Berger; Lawrence J. Berglund.
  • Biomechanical Analysis of the Interosseous Membrane of the Forearm: By Moroe Beppu; Hitoshi Kihara; Takao Koizumi; Haruhito Aoki.
  • Forearm Rotation Alters Interosseous Ligament Strain Distribution: By Theodore Manson; Ho James Pfaeffle; Kenneth Jo Fischer; James H. Hemdon; Savio L-Yo Woo: Matthew M. Tomaino.
  • Forearm Strain During Load Application Before and After Interosseous Membrane Division: By Arlian Barnes; Scott H. Kozin; Robert A. Kaufmann; Prakash Kalluri; Stacie I. Ringleb; Rebecca Visconti; Darin S. Gerlach; Susan E Riggs.
  • Surgical Pathology, Ultrasound Diagnosis, and Repair of the Tom Interosseous Membrane in Forearm Fracture Dislocation: By Joseph M. Failla; Marnix van Holsbeeck; Jon Jacobson.
  • The Human Finger: Morphology of the Articular Surfaces and Mechanics: By Hans Nagerl; H. Burfeind; D. Kubein-Meesenburg; G. Albus; J. Fanghanel.
  • The Co-ordination of Digits During Grasping: By Peter J. Kyberd; Doina Dumitrescu; Rob Nijhuis; Gert-Jan Dollen.
  • The Predicted Mechanical Capabilities of the Fingers are Compromised if the Metacarpophalangeal Joint is Assumed to Have an Independent Supination- Pronation Axis: By Francisco J. Valero-Cuevas.
  • Flexor Tendon-Pulley Interaction After Tendon Graft: A Biomechanical Study of an In Vitro Dog Model: By Shingo Araki; Jun Nishida; Tadashi Shimamura; Peter C. Arnadio; Kai-Nan An.
  • Flexor Tendon Forces During Simulated Active and Active Resisted Motion: An In Vitro Biomechanical Study in a Curvilinear Model: By Jack Choueka; Heather Heminger; Daniel P. Mass.
  • Contact and Dynamic Analysis of the PIP Joint Using Explicit Finite Element Method: By Hiroyuki Hashizume; Hajime Inoue; Torn Sato; Qulin Shi; Yasuharu Sakamoto; Kengo Sasaki; Mamoru Mitsuishi.
  • Kinematics and Contact Areas of the Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint in Pronation: Computer Simulation: By Robert J. Strauch; Michael S. Roh; Liangfeng Xu; Melvin P. Rosenwasser; Van C. Mow.
  • Biomechanical Evaluation of Thumb Opposition: By Jeffrey Gelfand; Stephanie S. Roach; Frederick W. Werner; Walter H. Short; Hiromi Yanagida; Andrew K. Palmer.
  • A Biomechanical Marker for Midcarpal Instability: By William K. Feinstein; Christopher Allan; David M. Lichtman; Philip C. Noble; John A. Hipp.
  • The Role of the Dorsal Radiolunate Triquetral Ligament and Dorsal Capsule in Wrist Instability: By David S. Ruch; Gary R. Kuzma.
  • A Biomechanical Model of Dynamic Scaphoid Instability: By Walter H. Short; Frederick W. Werner; Maria D. Fortino; Kenneth A. Mann.
  • Tarsal Autografts for Reconstruction of the Scapholunate Interosseous Ligament A Biomechanical Study: By D. J. Hofstede; M.J.P.F. Ritt; K.E. Bos.
  • Reduction and Association of Sub-acute Scapholunate Dissociation with Trans-Scapholunate Herbert Screw Fixation: A New Technique: By Michael L. Lee; Melvin P. Rosenwasser; Robert J. Strauch; Kenji C. Miyasaka; Gina Del Savio.
  • A Three-Dimensional Theoretical Analysis of Force Distribution in Normal Wrist Joint: By Norimasa Iwasaki; Eiichi Genda; Akio Minami; Kiyoshi Kaneda; Edmund Y.S. Chao.
  • Axial Loading Alters Ulnar Variance and Distal Ulna Load with Forearm Pronation: By H. James Pfaeffie; Theodore Manson; Kenneth J. Fischer; James H. Hemdon; Savio L-Y Woo; Matthew M. Tomaino.
  • Stress Analysis in Wrist Joint -Neutral Position and Functional Position: By Eiichi Genda; Emiko Horii.
  • Pressure Mapping of the Radioulnar Carpal Joint: Effect of Ulnar Lengthening, Wrist Position and Bracing: By Luc Teurlings; Gary Miller; Thomas W. Wright.
  • The Dorsal Ligaments of the Wrist: Anatomy, Mechanical Properties, and Function: By Steven F. Viegas; Satoshi Yamaguchi; Nolan L. Boyd; Rita M. Patterson.
  • In Vivo Three-Dimensional Carpal Bone Kinematics: Methodology, Accuracy, and Application: By Joseph J. Crisco; Robert D. McGovem; Scott W. Wolfe.
  • A Stability Analysis of Distal Radioulnar Ligament Insertions: By Jan-Ragnar Haugstvedt; Richard A. Berger; Lawrence J. Berglund; Michelle B. Sabick.
  • Kinematics and Contact Centroid Study of Scaphoid and Lunate in the Loaded Wrist Using Cast Translumination Technique: By Houshang Seradge; Mehdi N Adham; Wen Tian; Ghulam H. Kashef, Farokh Farkhoy.
  • Lateral Lunate Morphology: An X-ray Study: By H. Kirk Watson; Masataka Yasuda; Paul M. Guidera.
  • Biomechanical Analysis of the Stress Force on Midcarpal Joint in Kienbock's Disease: By Koji Nakamura; M. Beppu; K. Matsushita; H. Aoki; T. Ide.
  • Kienbock's Disease -Conservative Management Versus Joint Levelling: By I.A. Trail; J .M. Salmon; J .K. Stanley.
  • Finite Element Modelling of the Lunate Collapse in Kienbock's Disease: By P. Ledoux; F. Schuind; D. Lamblin.