Programme

The overall emphasis of our program is on the multidisciplinairy approach on congenital upper limb anomalies. We aim to discuss treatment algorithms and timing considering all modalities rather than surgical approach alone. Additionally, in depth sessions with experts in the field will be part of the program. 

Day 1: CONGENITAL 

  • INTRODUCTION CONGENITAL UPPER LIMB ANOMALIES
    • Embryology
    • Genetics in CULA
    • Classification
  • PROXIMAL DISTAL AXIS ANOMALIES
    • Brachydactyly
    • Transverse arrest
    • Symbrachydactyly
  • RADIAL and ULNAR POLYDACTYLY 
  • RADIAL and ULNAR LONGITUDINAL DEFICIENCY 
  • MADELUNG DEFORMITY 
  • APERT 
  • ARTHROGRYPOSIS
  • DEFORMATIONS
  • HYPERTROPHY 
  • VASCULAR MALFORMATIONS
  • TUMOURS¬†

Day 2: ACQUIRED

  • TRAUMA
    • Fractures in children (HAND/LOWER ARM/ELBOW)
    • Sports related injuries
    • Burns
    • Crush injuries
  • TENDON INJURIES
    • Surgical treatment
    • Rehabilitation, wat is the difference to the adult hand?
  • COMPARTMENT SYNDROME
    • What is the difference between pediatric and adult compartment syndrome?
  • CENTRAL / PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
    • Treatment modalities in the paralyzed hand (rehabilitation, tendon transfers, selective neurectomy and more)
  • ARTHROSCOPY IN CHILDREN
  • PSYCHOPATHOLOGIC DISORDERS OF THE UPPER LIMB