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btaylor52
01-23-2003, 02:59 AM
Dear Colleagues,

In order to keep the upcoming Second Berlin Symposium on the "Significance
of Musculo-skeletal Soft Tissue on Pre-Operative

Planning, Surgery and Healing" small enough to ensure constructive
discussion and maximum involvement from the delegates,

places at the event were limited.

Unfortunately a number of delegates have been forced to drop out, meaning
that some places have again become available. I would like

to therefore invite a few more delegates to participate with us in an event
that aims to bring together the current state of knowledge

on the importance and influence of musculo-skeletal soft tissues on healing
and biology.








The goal of the Symposium:

To initiate a discussion between researchers from the fields of
physiology/biology and biomechanics with clinicians. To complement
the current understanding of the significance of the surrounding
soft tissues as the predominant "extra-osseous" blood supply, as
coverage of bone and as actuators in restoring biomechanical
balance.

Main topics:

The importance of muscles during pre-operative planning
Post-traumatic changes in soft tissue biology
Musculo-skeletal loading influences tissue healing


Full details of the meeting, and the complete programme are to be found
under:

http://www.charite.de/unfallchirurgie/symp2003_e.htm


Highlights of the two day meeting include talks from:

G Bergmann
Influence of patient activity on joint loading in vivo

M Viceconti
New aspects and approaches in pre-operative planning of hip reconstruction

P Messmer
Reduction forces and it's influence on treatment

M Heller
Restoring joint loading: Influence of soft tissues on kinematics and
kinetics after proximal tibia osteotomy

A-C Masquelet
Muscle reconstruction in plastic surgery

MD Menger
Experimental models to study microcirculatory dysfunction in striated muscle
ischemia-reperfusion and osteomyocutaneous flap transfer

KD Schaser
Effect of soft tissue damage on fracture healing: Intravital microscopic and
biomechanical investigations in rats

H Peng/J Huard
Tissue engineering of skeletal muscles

G Duda
Muscle activity defines mechanical environment during fracture healing and
influences healing result

E Schneider
Are minimally invasive procedures an advantage in fracture treatment?

C Perka
The surgical approach may determine long term clinical outcome

W Herzog
Muscle loading influences biological tissue adaptation

L Claes
The influence of fracture stabilisation on vascularization of the bone
healing zone

With sessions being chaired and summarised by:

H Aro,
U. Stöckle,
W. Herzog,
PA Huijing,
NP Südkamp,
B Vollmar,
L. Claes,
Th Mittlmeier,
P Regazzoni,
M. Raschke,
N Haas,
G Duda,

Organisation:

Professor Dr. Georg N. Duda,
Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery,
Charite, Humboldt-University of Berlin
email: georg.duda@charite.de,
Tel : +49 30 450 559079
Fax : +49 30 450 559969
web : www.charite.de/unfallchirurgie

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Dr. W. R. Taylor
Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery
Charite, Humboldt-University of Berlin
Augustenburger Platz 1, D-13353 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0)30 450 559529
Fax: +49 (0)30 450 559969
email: bill.taylor@charite.de
www: http://www.charite.de/biomechanik
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