Please be aware of the fact, that the programme that you can find here is the proposed programme outline for the origianlal  session planned for the symposium of March 6th, 2020. As you know this meeting had to be postponed due the the COVIS-19 pandemic. The future programme could be different depending on the individual availability of each of the members of the faculty.

28th Brussels Hand / Upper Limb Symposium

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Peroperative Use of Sonography in Hand/upper extremity Surgery



Innovative Concepts and techniques

Symposium Postponed




Scientific Programme

08:00-10:00     Session 1 :     Introduction to the Symposium


                              Moderators : K.N. An, L. Van Overstraeten


08:00     Opening Address : History of Genval Upper Extremity Symposia

               F. Schuind


08:10     Basic Principles of Sonography and Applications to Musculo-Skeletal Tissues

               L. Van Overstraeten (Tournai, Brussels)


08:25     Shear Wave Ultrasound Elastography for Soft Tissue Assessment

               K.N. An (Rochester, MN, USA)

08:45     Discussion


08:55     What do we Expect from Sonography to Assess Peripheral Nerves

               J. Bahm, W. El Kazzi (Brussels, Belgium)


09:05     Sonography of Peripheral Nerves

               S. Kluge (Zürich, Switzerland)

09:15     Discussion


09:25     Nerve Ultrasound-Assisted Surgery for Neuropathic Pain and Joint Denervation

               A. Gohritz, V Moser,  G. Bodner, B. Kovacs, D.J. Schaefer (Basel, Switzerland and Vienna, Austria)

09:35     Discussion


09:40     Live Demonstration of Hand and Wrist Sonography

               S. Kluge (Zürich, Switzerland)



10:10     Coffee-Break and Visit of the Commercial Exhibit



10:30 - 11:50     Session 2 : Diagnosis


                              Moderators : S. Kluge, A. Madani


10:30     Degenerative Tendon Problems at the Elbow

               K. Abdelkafi (Braine l'Alleud, Belgium)

10:40     Discussion


10:45     Sonography, my Personal Assistant at Hand Outpatient Clinic

               E. Vögelin (Bern, Switzerland)

10:55     Discussion


11:00     Flexor Tendons Sonography

               Th. Apard (Versailles, France)


11:10     Normal and Pathological Sonography of the Carpal Tunnel

               A. Madani, V. Creteur (Brussels, Belgium)


11:20     Does Sonography Displace Electrophysiology in Diagnosing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ?

               E. Vögelin (Bern, Switzerland)


11:30     Preoperative Evaluation of Thenar Muscles in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome by Ultrasonography

               I. Nagura, T. Kanatani, Y. Harada, F. Takase, A. Inui, Y. Mifune, R. Kuroda (Kobe, Japan)

11:40     Discussion





11:50 – 12:30     Session 3 : Objective Assessment of Results of Sonography-Guided Treatments

                                      

               Moderators : E. Vögelin, J. Bahm


11:50     Patient-Related and Objective Assessment

               A. Gkotsi (Brussels, Belgium)


12:00     Manual Ability in Hand Surgery Patients : Validation of the ABILHAND Scale

               G. El Khoury, X. Libouton, J.L. Thonnard, P. Lefèvre, M. Penta, O. Barbier (Brussels, Belgium)


12:10     Cost-Effectiveness of Sonography-Guided Surgery

               R. Kinanga, F. Moungondo, F. Schuind (Brussels, Belgium)

12:20     Discussion



12:30 – 13:45     Lunch, Health Break, Visit of the Commercial Exhibit



13:45 – 14:25     Session 4:  Sonography-Guided Treatments : Shoulder and Elbow

                                       

               Moderators : F. Moungondo, V. Créteur


13:45     Needling of Shoulder Calcifications

               K. Abdelkafi (Braine l'Alleud, Belgium)


13:55     Tennis Elbow

               F. Moungondo, F. Schuind (Brussels, Belgium)


14:05     Ultrasound Guided Proximal Median Nerve Release

               Th. Apard (Versailles, France)

14:15     Discussion




14:25 – 14:55     Session 5:  Sonography-Guided Treatments : Wrist and Hand (1)

                                       

               Moderators : A. Gkotsi, I. David


14:25     Upper Extremity Regional Anaesthesia, Role of Sonography

               H.N. Truong, P. Pandin (Brussels, Belgium)


14:35     Sonography-Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks for Hand Surgery

               A. Aly (Cairo, Egypt)

14:45     Discussion


14:50     Sonographical Assisted Percutaneous A1 Pulley Release: Lessons Learned

               E. Vögelin, D. De Suter (Bern, Switzerland)


15:00     Combined Arthroscopy and Sonography for the Resection of Palmar Wrist Ganglions

               F. Moungondo, F. Schuind (Brussels, Belgium)

15:15     Discussion



15:20 – 15:35     Coffee-Break and Visit of the Commercial Exhibit



15:35 – 17:50     Session 6:  Sonography-Guided Treatments : Wrist and Hand (2)

                                       

               Moderators : Th. Apard, W. El Kazzi


15:35     Percutaneous Sonographically Guided Procedures in Hand Surgery - Biomechanical Bases

               F. Moungondo, Cl. Gauthier, L. Bourassin, V. Feipel, F. Schuind (Brussels, Belgium)

15:45     Discussion


15:50     Ultrasound-Guided de Quervain's Tendon Release, Feasibility, and First Outcomes

               P.Croutzet, R. Guinand, O. Mares, Th. Apard, G. Candelier, I. David (Toulouse, France)

16:00     Discussion


16:05     Results of Open or Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

               F. Schuind (Brussels, Belgium)


16:15     Anatomical Studies on Ultrasound-Guided Carpal Tunnel Release

               S. Kluge (Zürich, Switzerland)


16:25     Ultra-Minimal Invasive Ultrasound-Guided Carpal Tunnel Release using the Thread Method

               A. Gohritz, K. Mende, D.J. Schaefer (Basel, Switzerland)


16:35     Percutaneous US Guided Carpal Tunnel Release

               I. David (Saint-Martin d'Hères, France)


16:45     Truly Percutaneous Carpal Tunnel Release under Sonography

               F. Moungondo, R. Kinanga, F. Schuind (Brussels, Belgium)

16:55     Discussion


17:00     Debate - Open vs. Percutaneous Sonography-Guided Carpal Tunnel Surgery

               J. Bahm - I. David


17:10     Trigger Finger Release under Sonography

               Th. Apard (Versailles, France)


17:20     Percutaneous Sonography-Guided Trigger Finger Release

               F. Moungondo, A. Benzerroug (Brussels, Belgium)

17:30     Discussion


17:40     Debate - Open vs. Percutaneous Sonography-Guided Trigger Finger Release

               L. Van Overstraeten (Tournai, Brussels, Belgium), W. El Kazzi (Brussels, Belgium)



17:50 – 18:30     Session 7:  Future Developments, Recommendations, General Conclusions

                                       

               Moderators : F. Schuind,  F. Moungondo


17:50     New Trends in Diagnostic Ultrasound

               S. Kluge (Zürich, Switzerland)

18:00     Discussion


18:05     Ten Questions to the Floor and the Faculty


18:25     Summary and Conclusions

               A. Aly, J. Bahm, W. El Kazzi, A. Gkotsi, F. Moungondo, F. Schuind, L. Van Overstraeten


18:30     End of Symposium



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