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6th International Tetrahand Surgery Course 2014

Reconstructive Tetraplegia Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
April 23-26, 2014
Nottwil and Basel, Switzerland

We would like to inform you, that the places for therapists are already fully booked.

  • There is an opportunity to put you on a waiting list in case of cancellations. Please mail your contact data to
  • Furthermore we offer to make a priority remark for the next course, if you wish.

Thank you for understanding.


Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to invite you to The 6th International TETRAHAND Surgery Course on Reconstructive Tetraplegia Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
This three day course will provide the state-of-the-art knowledge on surgical reconstruction of upper extremity functions in persons with spinal cord injuries especially tetraplegia.
Our aim is to provide a science-based and reliable toolbox of operative procedures for hand surgeons. For the first time we are also inviting therapists to attend and learn fundamentals and guidelines in assessments, training protocols and splinting for therapists.
Emphasis is on practical training. Therefore, for surgeons, one day is dedicated to hand-on-training of the most important tendon transfer procedures in the anatomy laboratory. For therapists, the same day will be focused on postoperative treatment and motor relearning.
Topics included
 •    Anatomy and biomechanics,
 •    Suture techniques,
 •    Reconstruction of elbow extensor,
 •    Reconstruction of thumb and finger extensors,
 •    Reconstruction of thumb and finger flexors,
 •    Reconstruction of intrinsics,
 •    Combined procedures and new strategies, e. g. nerve transfers
 •    Reconstruction in spasticity,
 •    Clinical examination, assessment and case discussion
 •    Rehabilitation and splinting
 Besides the much demanding scientific work during the course, organizers try to offer participants the opportunity to get to know each other and have a glimpse of the region as well. 
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, l kindly invite you to participate and send your registration until April 11th through the on-line-registration. The number of participiants is limited to 20 surgeons and 16 therapists.




Jan FRIDÉN, Sweden and Switzerland
Bijan CHEIKH-SARRAF, Switzerland
Sibylle COGLIANESE, Switzerland
Andreas GOHRITZ, Switzerland
Sabrina KOCH-BORNER, Switzerland
Angelika LUSSER-GANTZERT, Switzerland
Mona PETER, Switzerland
Helmut PLUNIEN, Switzerland
Carina REINHOLDT, Sweden
Dirk J. SCHAEFER, Switzerland
Istvan TURCSÁNYI, Hungary
Johanna WANGDELL, Sweden

Registration fee
€ 980.- for surgeons (incl. 1 day of hands-on surgery training in anatomy lab)
€ 490.- for therapists (incl. 1 day of hands-on treatment course)

Fees include

  • 3 nights of accomodation close to the Swiss Paraplegic Centre (single room, TV, W-LAN)
  • Scientific surgical and therapy lectures
  • Instructional course manual
  • Transfer between venues Scientific surgical and therapist lectures
  • USB stick with comprehensive literature review
  • Breakfast, lunches and coffee breakes, beverages
  • Dinners at 2 evenings
  • Certificate of attendance

Official Language
Official language of the course is English

Accommodation for 3 nights in a single room is included in the registration fee.
A certain number of rooms are reserved.

Parking tickets can be purchased at reduced costs.

Schweizer Paraplegiker-Zentrum
Swiss Paraplegic Centre
Guido A Zäch-Str. 1
CH-6207 Nottwil, Switzerland

Institute of Anatomy
Pestalozzistr. 20
CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland

Scientific and Program Issues and Organisation
Bijan Cheikh-Sarraf
Schweizer Paraplegiker-Zentrum
Guido A. Zäch Strasse 1, CH-6207 Nottwil
T: +41 41 939 57 89
F. +41 41 939 58 80

Andreas Gohritz
Schweizer Paraplegiker-Zentrum
Guido A. Zäch Strasse 1, CH-6207 Nottwil
T: +41 41 939 58 83
 F. +41 41 939 58 80

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