Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee we would like to invite you to the 3rd Cadaver Course on Tendon Transfers in Reconstructive Tetraplegia Hand Surgery that will be held between April 6-8, 2011 and April 8-10, 2011 in Nyíregyháza, Hungary. The three day course is based on management and current concepts in the surgical rehabilitation of upper limbs in tetraplegic patients.

Topics include

  • anatomy,
  • biomechanics,
  • suture technique,
  • reconstruction of elbow extensor,
  • reconstruction of thumb and finger extensors,
  • reconstruction of thumb and finger flexors,
  • reconstruction of intrinsics,
  • combined procedures and new developments,
  • spasticity,
  • clinical examination and case discussion.

Our aim is to provide you with a reliable toolbox of operations that can be applied in the majority of reconstructions necessary in tetraplegia hand surgery. Therefore, much time will be spent on practicing surgical procedures in cadavers.

The first Tendon Transfers in Reconstructive Tetraplegia Hand Surgery course was organized in Budapest, Hungary with participants representing 12 countries in March 2009. Due of the strong interest a second Tetraplegia Course was held in April 2010 and had participants from 8 countries, who in spite of the difficulties in air traffic caused by the volcanic eruption in Iceland, could make their way to Hungary and completed a highly successful course in Tokaj.

Besides the much demanding scientific work during the course, organizers try to provide participants with the opportunity to get to know each other and have a glimpse of the famous Tokaj region as well. Both previous courses owned a very friendly atmosphere, that you can see on the pictures taken.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, l kindly invite you to participate and send your registration by December 31, 2010 through the on-line registration here.

István Turcsányi

Organizing Committee

Prof. Jan FRIDÉN, Sweden
István TURCSÁNYI, Hungary

Invited Speakers

Prof. Jan FRIDÉN, Sweden
Prof. Rick LIEBER, USA
Andreas GOHRITZ, Germany
Fia LAMBERG, Sweden
István TURCSÁNYI, Hungary


FESSH - Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand
Hungarian Society for Surgery of the Hand
Hungarian Society for Medical Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine
Jósa András Teaching Hospital, Nyíregyháza, Hungary