Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee we would like to welome you to the 9th Instructional Course on Reconstructive Tetraplegia Hand Surgery. This three days course reviews the current concepts in the surgical rehabilitation of upper extremities in patients with tetraplegia.


  • assessment
  • anatomy and biomechanics
  • suture technique
  • reconstruction of elbow extensor
  • reconstruction of grip and grasp
  • reconstruction of intrinsics
  • nerve transfers
  • new developments
  • spasticity control
  • rehahabilitation
  • clinical examination and case discussion

Our aim is to provide you with a reliable toolbox of operations and rehabilitation protocols that can be applied in the majority of reconstructions necessary in tetraplegia hand surgery. Therefore, a full day will be spent on practicing surgical procedures in cadavers for surgeons and assessment practice, rehab tips and splint fabrication for therapists. By the end of the day surgeons will demonstrate for therapists the procedures undertaken.

In addition to the scientific work during the course, we also want you to get to know each other and have a glimpse of the famous Tokaj region.

Jan Fridén, István Turcsányi