28.07.2017- Friday (Day - 1)


SESSION 1 (Video included)

  1. Introduction: Pathology of brachial plexus in post-traumatic and obstetrical brachial plexus injuries.
  2.  Diagnosis- clinical picture, role and timing of investigations.
  3. Types of reconstruction- nerve grafting, nerve transfers, nerve transfers + tendon transfers, free muscle transfers.
  4. Importance of direct repairs to roots- Wang Shufeng


SESSION 2- Birth Palsy

    1. Timing of surgical reconstruction
    2. Types of reconstruction in partial birth palsies- Tarek El Gammal
    3. Types of reconstruction in total birth palsies

SESSION 3- Discussion- Birth palsy

  1. Round table discussion on strategies in partial birth palsies- formal exploration and systematic reconstruction, nerve transfers alone, some nerve transfers without excision of neuroma.
  2. Role of free muscle transfers in birth palsies- Tarek El Gammal

Executive Committee Meeting


29.07.2017 - Saturday (Day - 2)


  1. Evaluation of secondary deformities at the shoulder in birth palsies
    1.  Clinical
    2. Radiological
  2. Strategies in correction of shoulder deformities.
  3. Timing and methods of restoration of wrist dorsiflexion
  4. Correction of supination deformity and radial head dislocation.

SESSION 2 – Adult Palsy

  1. Changing scenario of treatment of total palsies (post-traumatic)
    1. Introduction.
    2. Method and importance of achieving direct approximation with root stumps- Wang Shufeng.
    3. Restoration of prehension- Wang Shufeng.
  2. Indian experience
  3. Role of free muscle transfers in current practice.



  1. Late nerve reconstruction.
  2. Salvage- late presentation or failure of primary reconstruction.
  3. Role of shoulder fusion.

SESSION 4 – Free papers


30.07.2017 - Sunday (Day - 3)

SESSION 1 – Partial Adullt Palsy

  1. Partial post-traumatic palsies-
    Distal nerve transfers- techniques and results.
  2.  Role of tendon transfers.
  3.   Role of free muscle transfers.

Free Papers/ Invited Lectures