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  • 2nd Berlin Symposium (13th - 14th Feb 2003)

    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

    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

    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,


    Professor Dr. Georg N. Duda,
    Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery,
    Charite, Humboldt-University of Berlin
    Tel : +49 30 450 559079
    Fax : +49 30 450 559969
    web :

    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

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