28.07.2017- Friday (Day - 1)
SESSION 1 (Video included)
- Introduction: Pathology of brachial plexus in post-traumatic and obstetrical brachial plexus injuries.
- Diagnosis- clinical picture, role and timing of investigations.
- Types of reconstruction- nerve grafting, nerve transfers, nerve transfers + tendon transfers, free muscle transfers.
- Importance of direct repairs to roots- Wang Shufeng
SESSION 2- Birth Palsy
- Timing of surgical reconstruction
- Types of reconstruction in partial birth palsies- Tarek El Gammal
- Types of reconstruction in total birth palsies
SESSION 3- Discussion- Birth palsy
- Round table discussion on strategies in partial birth palsies- formal exploration and systematic reconstruction, nerve transfers alone, some nerve transfers without excision of neuroma.
- Role of free muscle transfers in birth palsies- Tarek El Gammal
Executive Committee Meeting
29.07.2017 - Saturday (Day - 2)
- Evaluation of secondary deformities at the shoulder in birth palsies
- Strategies in correction of shoulder deformities.
- Timing and methods of restoration of wrist dorsiflexion
- Correction of supination deformity and radial head dislocation.
SESSION 2 – Adult Palsy
- Changing scenario of treatment of total palsies (post-traumatic)
- Method and importance of achieving direct approximation with root stumps- Wang Shufeng.
- Restoration of prehension- Wang Shufeng.
- Indian experience
- Role of free muscle transfers in current practice.
- Late nerve reconstruction.
- Salvage- late presentation or failure of primary reconstruction.
- Role of shoulder fusion.
SESSION 4 – Free papers
30.07.2017 - Sunday (Day - 3)
SESSION 1 – Partial Adullt Palsy
- Partial post-traumatic palsies-
Distal nerve transfers- techniques and results.
- Role of tendon transfers.
- Role of free muscle transfers.