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, USAMarc Garcia-Elias, MD, Insitut Kaplan, SPAINDavid L. Nelson, MD, Director, San Francisco Bay Area Hand Club, USAFrederic Schuind, MD, PhD, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, BELGIUMFrederick W. Werner, MME, SUNY Upstate Medical Univeristy, USA


7:00 – 8:30 Registration & Continental Breakfast7:10 – 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.Introduction· Fred WernerWelcome· 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 University8:45 – 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 University9:00 – 9:15 a.m.In vivo trapeziometacarpal joint kinematics: a study with Polaris® systemGoubier, JN; Devun, L; Cessey, L; Mitton, D; Lavaste, FLaboratoire de Biomecanique, Paris9:15 – 9:30 a.m Torque contribution of the thumb in twisting activity in female adults Chang, J-H; Su, F-C National Cheng-Kung University9:30 – 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 frictionValero-Cuevas, FJ; Santos, VJ; Song, S; Venkadesan, MCornell University and The Hospital for Special Surgery9:45 – 10:00 a.m.Coupling between wrist flexion/extension and radial/ulnar deviationLi, Z-M; Kuxhaus, L; Fisk, JA; Christophel, THUniversity of Pittsburgh10:00 – 10:15 a.m.Coffee Break for viewing posters10:15 – 12:00 noon Second Morning Session10:15 – 10:30 a.m.A hypothesis of carpal kinematics based upon maximization of contact areaSirkett, DM; Mullineux, G; Miles, AW; Giddins, GEBUniversity of Bath and Royal United Hospital10:30 – 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, KNMayo Clinic10:45 – 11:00 a.m.Evaluation and diagnosis of scapholunate instabilityShort, WH; Werner, FW; Green; JK; Masaoka, SSUNY Upstate Medical University11:00 – 11:15 a.m.Severity of scapholunate instability is related to joint anatomy and congruencyWerner, FW; Green, JK; Short, WH; Evans, PJ; Walker, JASUNY Upstate Medical University11:15 – 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 modelTrocchia, A; Cooper, HJ; Braaksma, B; Beekman, R; Taylor, N; Lee, JH; Gardner, TR; Rosenwasser, MPColumbia University11:30 – 11:45 a.m.Carpal bone scalingCoburn, JC; Crisco, JJ; Moore, DC; Upal, MABrown Medical School and Brown University11:45 – 12:00 noonEstimation of in vivo contact pressures in the human wrist during active light graspPillai, RR; Fischer, KJ; Ateshian, GAUniversity of Kansas and Columbia University12:00 – 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 tendonsPowell, ESWrightington Hospital1:45 – 2:00 p.m.Effects of lower median nerve block on finger motor functionDun, S; Goitz, RJ; Li, Z-MUniversity of Pittsburgh2:00 – 2:15 p.m.Quantifying PIP joint flexion improvement with distal intrinsic releaseEspiritu, MT; Kuxhaus, L; Kaufmann, RA; Li, Z-M; Goitz, RJ,University of Pittsburgh2:15 – 2:30 p.m.Intrinsic muscle contribution to the index metacarpo-phalangeal joint momentKoh, S; Buford, WL; Patterson, RM; Andersen, C; Viegas, SFUniversity of Texas2:30 – 2:45 p.m.Effect of simulated low ulnar nerve palsy on the 3D force production capabilities of the thumbKuxhaus, L; Valero-Cuevas, FJ; Roach, SCornell University and The Hospital for Special Surgery2:45 – 3:00 p.m.The boundary of instability as a powerful experimental paradigm for understanding complex dynamical sensorimotor behavior: dexterous manipulation as an exampleVenkadesan, M; Valero-Cuevas, FJ; Guckenheimer, JMCornell University3:00 – 3:15 p.m.Coffee Break for viewing Posters3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Second Afternoon Session3:15 – 3:30 p.m.An analysis of symmetry of displacement of the distal radioulnar joint in normal and traumatically unstable subjectsBerger, RA; Amrami, K; Berglund, L; Zobitz, M; Zhao, K; An, K-NMayo Clinic3:30 – 3:45 p.m.Comparison of stability of ring fixator vs unilateral fixators in handGupta, V; Kotwal, PP; Saxena, RKAll India Institute of Medical Science and Indian Institute of Technology3:45 – 4:00 p.m.Comparison of different distal radius fracture volar fixation plates: A biomechanical studyKoh, S; Morris, RP; Patterson, RM; Viegas, SFUniversity of Texas4:00 – 4:15 p.m.Planning of fracture reduction and deformity correction of the distal radius under external fixationChao, E Y S; Lim, J; Armiger, R; Kitagawa, M; Haraguchi, N; Keyurapan, EJohn Hopkins University4:15 – 4:30 p.m.Finite element analysis of the Universal 2 total wrist prosthesisMcCullough, M; Grosland, NM; Adams, BDUniversity of Iowa4:30 – 4:45 p.m.Dynamic analysis of artificial elbow joint with finite element methodDaripa; R; Majumder, S; Roychowdhury, ABengal Engineering College (Deemed University)4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Summary of Research Symposium5:30 p.m. (optional) Chartered Bus leaves for American Society for Surgery of the Hand meeting in New York CityPostersThe strength-dexterity test as a measure of pinch performance in the able and impaired handValero-Cuevas, FJ; Smaby, N; Venkadesan, M; Pretz, J; Ramakrishna, K; Wilson, N; Skaliotis, J; Peterson, MCornell University and The Hospital for Special SurgeryIntroducing a quick evaluation of sensorimotor integration in precision pinchVenkadesan, M; Guckenheimer; JM; Valero-Cuevas, FJCornell University and The Hospital for Special SurgeryThe fundamental thumb-tip force vectors produced by the muscles of the thumbPearlman, JL; Weisman, M; Valero-Cuevas, FJ; Roach, SCornell University and The Hospital for Special SurgeryTraumatic dorsal radiocarpal dislocation: the pathoanatomy and a biomechanical analysisKatz, DA; Green, JK; Werner, FW; Loftus, JBSUNY Upstate Medical UniversityRepair of the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb: a biomechanical studyHarley, BJ; Werner, FW; Green, JK; Raphael, BS; Hawley, JCSUNY Upstate Medical UniversityScaphoid and lunate motion during a wrist dart-throw motionWerner, FW; Green, JK; Short, WH; Masaoka, SSUNY Upstate Medical University