19th SECEC-ESSSE Congress

Rome, Italy Sept. 21, 2005 - Sept. 24, 2005

Welcome address from the President of the European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Dear Friends,

2004 was the year of the ninth International Shoulder Conference in Washington and the SECEC/ESSSE did not have an open meeting. In 2005 we will move to the incredible and marvellous town that is Rome for our 19th annual meeting. We can trust in the Conference President, Franco Postachini, to organise a social program as captivating as any high level scientific meeting.

The congress will take place in the Cavalieri Hilton Hotel, well known for its high level of services. As with The previous congress of our Society, there will not be a parallel session and all oral presentations will be made in the presence of all the participants that we hope numerous. Two symposia and nine instructional courses are planned in addition to the scientific presentation in order to maintain a high level of education given to young surgeons, and also for more experienced surgeons who remain interested in the shoulder and elbow. The SECEC/ESSSE guest speaker will the Dr Tom Norris, ASES past president of our Sister the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.

Gilles Walch

Welcome address from the President of the Congress

I would like to thank all the members of the Society for selecting Rome as the site of the 2005 Congress of the SECEC / ESSSE. I hope that Rome and the Local Organizing Committee will respond adequately to the expectations of the Society to have a meeting remaining in the memory of all attendants for both the scientific and social programme. The scientific programme will include nine instructional courses dealing with crucial topics of our subspecialty and two symposia, focused respectively rotator cuff diseases and the reverse prosthesis. However, the core of the meeting will be represented by the papers selected by the Scientific Committee among the abstracts, sent by members and non-members, to be presented from the podium or as posters. Since the scientific value of a Congress depends mostly on these papers, which represent the novelties of the scientific research, as many good papers as possible are kindly invited, because excellent presentations can easily be selected from a large number of abstracts.

Large spaces are available for exhibition and I hope that numerous industries will attend the meeting to present their new products. The social programme includes a welcome reception in the outstanding Cavalieri Hilton hotel and a private visit to the Sistine Chapel; the gala dinner will probably be held in a 13- century hospital, renovated and opened to social events. I am looking forward to a very successful meeting and I'm sure that you will be proud to have attended an unforgettable Congress in a unique city.

Franco Postacchini


The main scientific topics were:

  • Rotator cuff
  • Reverse prosthesis : where are we going ?
  • Acromioclavicular joint dislocations

Preliminary Programme

Abstracts selected for oral presentation

Abstracts selected for poster presentation

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Dr Matthias König

Comparison of Debridement versus Repair in large rotator cuff tears in a retrospective 3- to 15 years follow up

University fo Munich (LMU) Surgical Department Nussbaum 20 80336 Munich


Dr Carl Basamania

Glenoid resurfacing arthroplasty using an extracellular matrix scaffold

Duke University and University of Pittsburgh, USA


Dr Andreas Betthäuser

The Ultrasonographic Evaluation of the Perthes-Bankart lesion has a high value

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, AK Eilbek, Hamburg, Germany


Dr Barbara Boniforti

Is Magnetic Resonance Useful in Detecting Slap Lesions?

Department of Orthopaedics, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Università degli studi di Milano (Italy)


Dr Barbara Boniforti

May Clinical Examination avoid Expensive Diagnostic Procedures for Shoulder Pathologies?

Department of Orthopaedics, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Università degli studi di Milano (Italy)


Dr Nicolas Brassart

Factors Influencing Rotator Cuff Tendon Healing after Arthroscopic Repair

Service de Chirurgie Orthopédique Hôpital de l'Archet 2


Dr Justus-Martijn Brinkman

Uncemented total elbow replacement using the Kudo prosthesis in patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, The Netherlands


Mr Harry Brownlow

Pain and Stiffness in Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears

Department of Orthopaedics, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, Berkshire UK


Dr Vincenzo Campagna

Prospective study on arthroscopic Bankart repair: differences in first time dislocators compared with multiple dislocators

Military Hospital of Rome


Dr Elias Dagher

Arthroscopic Cuff Repair: Clinical Results and CT-Arthrography Assessment of Tendons Healing

CHU Hautepierre, Strasbourg, France


Dr Lieven De Wilde

Reversed Shoulder Arthroplasty: Which prosthesis approaches the optimum biomechanics?

Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, Ghent B-9000, Belgium


Dr Sigbjørn Dimmen

Shoulder Arthrodesis. Functional Results After 7.8 Years.

Orthopaedic Centre Ullevaal University Hospital Oslo Norway


Dr Joshua Dines

Development of a Novel Tissue Engineered/Gene Therapy Approach to the Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tears in a Rat Model

Long Island Jewish Medical Center, NY The Hospital for Special Surgery, NY


Dr Louis Denis Duranthon

Réparation arthroscopique de la coiffe des rotateurs: l'arthroscanner est il indispensable?

L'Association Francilienne de Traumatologie Sportive 60 rue de Courcelles 75008 Paris


Dr Alain Farron

Glenoid Stability after Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Influence of the Cement Thickness

Ecole polytechnique fédérale Lausanne Service universitaire d'orthopédie et de traumatologie


Dr Pierre-Henri Flurin

Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Correlations of clinical results with integrity of the tendon.

Clinique de Bordeaux-Merignac


Dr Mark Frankle

Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis with or without Proximal Humeral Allograft in the Treatment of Patients with Failed Hemiarthroplasty for Fracture.

Florida Orthopaedic Institute, Tampa, Florida


Dr Robert Gallo

Evaluation of the safety of percutaneous plate fixation of the proximal humerus

Department of Orthopaedics, Allegheny General Hospital


Dr Ariane Gerber Popp

The subscapular nerves are anatomical constraints to circumferential release of the subscapularis muscle

Centrum für Muskuloskeletale Chirurgie Charité Charitéirchow Klinikum Universitätsmedizin Berlin


Prof Frank Gohlke

Latissimus dorsi transfer (LDT) in postero-superior rotator cuff tears with fatty infiltration - review of clinial, radiological and MRI-findings 2-6 years after surgery.

Department of Orthopaedics and Radiology*, University of Wuerzburg


Dr Ruby Grewal

A Prospective Study of Modular Radial Head Arthroplasty for Unreconstructable Fractures of the Radial Head

University of Western Ontario Hand and Upper Limb Center St Joseph's Hospital


Mr Stephen Gwilym

The 'One-stop' shoulder clinic - Experience and outcomes

Reading Shoulder Unit, Reading, UK


Mr Campbell Hand

The Pathology of Frozen Shoulder: A Chronic Inflammation Mast Cell Mediated Proliferative Fibrosis

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Oxford OX3 7LD UK


Dr Peter Hidas

Mosaicplasty for the treatment of cartilage defects in the elbow joint

Orszagos Sportegeszsegugyi Intezet, Sportsebeszeti Osztaly


Mr Andreas Hinsche

Radiofrequency Energy Induced Heating of the Subacromial Space: An In-Vitro Study to Assess the Ambient Temperature during Subacromial Decompression

Shoulder and Elbow Unit, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK(1) Medical Physics Department, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK(2) Upper Limb Unit, Pontefract General Infirmary, Pontefract, UK(3)


Dr Pol Huijsmans

Quantification of an anterero-inferior glenoid defect: comparison of two methods

Cape Shoulder Institute Cape Town South Africa


Mr Leo Jacobs

Frozen Shoulder: Inject or Manipulate?

The Royal Oldham Hospital


Dr Nicolas Jacquot

Results of the treatment of proximal humerus fracture with the use of a shoulder prosthesis specifically designed for fracture

Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Hôpital Archet,


Claus Hjorth Jensen

The GSB III Elbow Prosthesis in Rheumatoid Arthritis, a 2 to 14 years follow-up on 36 consecutive implants.

Department of Orthopaedics, Copenhagen University Hospital of Hvidovre, DK-2650 Hvidovre, Denmark.


Mr Muthu Jeyam

Early Results of The Nottingham Augmentation Device In The Treatment of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears

The Nottingham Shoulder and Elbow Unit Nottingham United Kingdom


Dr Franck Jouve

Revision of Shoulder Arthroplasty with the Reverse Prosthesis

Clinique Sainte Anne Lumière, Lyon


Dr Jüri Kartus

Long-term clinical and ultrasound evaluation after arthroscopic acromioplasty in patients with partial rotator cuff tears

Departments of Orthopaedics1 and Diagnostic Radiology3 Norra Älvsborg County Hospital, City Physiotherapy2, Fyrbodal Research Institute4 Trollhättan and Uddevalla Sweden, North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center5, Sydney Australia


Dr Laurent Lafosse

Arhtroscopic Repair of Isolated Subscapularis Tears

Clinique Générale 4 chemin Tour de la Reine 74000 ANNECY


Dr Jan Leuzinger

Deltoid Flap in the Reconstruction of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears: A retrospective study on 36 patients

Private surgical office, Pfaeffikon SZ, Switzerland;*University Hospital Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland


Dr Mark Loebenberg

Cell-Mediated Gene Therapy for Rotator Tendon Repair

Hebrew University and Tel Aviv University, Israel, Gesellschaft für Biotechnologische Forschung (GBF), Germany


Dr Pierre Mansat

Semiconstrained total elbow arthroplasty for elbow traumatic condition

French Orthopedic and Traumatologic Society


Mr Thierry Marc

La force d'abduction de l'épaule ; influence de différents facteurs.

Centre de la main et du membre supèrieur


Mr Timothy Matthews

Pathology of Rotator Cuff Tendon Tear: Inflammation and Potential for Repair Reduces as Tear Size Increases

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Oxford


Mr Timothy Matthews

In vivo measurement of tissue metabolism in rotator cuff tendons: Implications for surgical management

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Department of Physiology, Oxford University


Dr Augustus D Mazzocca

Tendon and Bone Cell Responses to Suture Material used for Rotator Cuff Repair

University Of Connecticut Health Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery


Dr Steven Meier

Rotator Cuff Repair: The Effect of Dual-Row Fixation on Tendon-Bone Repair Interface Motion

The Center for Advanced Sports Medicine, Knee and Shoulder


Dr Dominik C. Meyer

Adaptation of the musculotendinous junction to tendon retraction after rotator cuff tear with delayed repair. An experimental study in sheep.

Uniklinik Balgrist Department of Orthopaedics University of Zürich


Dr Elisabete Mitiko Kobayashi

Posterior Interosseous syndrome: study of 50 patients.

Universidade Estadual de Maringá


Mr Dipak Raj

Copeland Surface Replacement Arthroplasty of the Shoulder: Outcome from the Mark III Prosthesis

The Reading Shoulder Surgery Unit Capio Reading Hospital, Reading, Berkshire RG61 6UZ United Kingdom


Dr Lionel Neyton

Glenoid Bone Grafting with a Reverse Design Prosthesis.

Clinique Ste Anne Lumière


Dr Michael Pearl

Arthroscopic release and latissimus dorsi transfers in the treatment of shoulder internal rotation contractures and glenohumeral deformity secondary to brachial plexus birth palsy

Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles


Dr Michael Pearl

Geometric rationale to anatomic replacement of the proximal humerus: How much prosthetic geometry is necessary?

Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles


Dr Brent Ponce

Subscapularis Dysfunction after Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Biomechanical and Clinical Analysis of a Novel Lesser Tuberosity Osteotomy Repair Technique

United States Air Force Academy; University of Connecticut, Massachusetts General Hospital; Brigham & Women's Hospital


Dr Giuseppe Porcellini

Arthroscopic treatment of Acute and Chronic Bony Bankart lesion: indications and limits

Orthopedic Unit of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery "D. Cervesi" Cattolica Hospital


Dr Nicole Pouliart

Variations in the superior capsuloligamentous complex and description of a new ligament.

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology and Department of Anatomopathology, Academic Hospital Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium Department of Human Anatomy, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium Institut d'Anatomie, Université Réné Descartes Paris V, Paris, France Service d'Orthopédie, Hôpital Bicêtre, Université Paris-Sud, Kremlin-Bicêtre, France


Prof Herbert Resch

Revision Surgery after Shoulder Arthroplasty

Department of Traumatoloy University Hospital of Salzburg


Dr Damian Rispoli

Minimum Five Year Follow-up of Hemiarthroplasty for Osteoarthritis

Mayo Clinic


Dr Markus Scheibel

Postoperative subscapularis insufficiency after primary and revision open shoulder stabilization

1) Center for Muskuloskeletal Surgery, Charité Berlin, Germany 2) Department of Radiology, Charité Berlin, Germany 3) Department of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, ATOS-Clinic, Heidelberg, Germany


Dr Cecilie Schrøder

Diagnosis and treatment of spinoglenoid notch ganglion cysts

Lovisenberg Deaconal Hospital, * Aker University Hospital, Oslo, Norway


Dr Ludwig Seebauer

Management of glenoid defects in reversed shoulder arthroplasty

Dept. of Orthopaedic and Sportorthopaedics Krankenhaus Bogenhausen Staedtisches Klinikum München


Dr Maria Serena Tajana

Biochemical Markers in Synovial Fluid from Patients with Rotator Cuff Pathology: Correlations with Disease Severity

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology; *Department of Biochemistry. University of Insubria. Varese, Italy.


Dr Beat Simmen

Functional outcome and long-term survival of elbow prosthesis with respect to arthroplasty indication

Schulthess Clinic Zurich, Switzerland


Mr Stefan Sneftrup

Revision of failed total elbow arthroplasty with use of a linked implant.

Shoulder and Elbow Clinic, Orthopaedic Dept. E, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark.


Dr Atul Sukthankar

Clinical Outcome Following Treatment of Failed Rotator Cuff Repairs: Results Of Different Treatment Options

Department of Orthopedics, University of Zurich, Balgrist, Zurich, Switzerland


Dr Ron Te Slaa

A prospective arthroscopic study of acute first-time anterior shoulder dislocation. A long term ( > 10 year) follow-up study.

Reinier de Graaf Gasthuis Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Delft, Netherlands


Dr Ron Te Slaa

Results of the Polarusé nail in(proximal) humeral fractures .

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology Reinier de Graaf Groep; Delft; Netherlands


Dr Ron Te Slaa

Open modified Bankart repair Long-term outcome: ten to fifteen years follow-up

Reinier de Graaf Gasthuis Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology Delft, Netherlands


Dr Masuhiro Tomita

Revision total elbow arthroplasty with original non-constrained prosthesis

(1)Department of Orthopaedics, Dogo Onsen Hospital, (2)Department of Orthopaedics, Osaka City University Hospital


Dr Philippe Valenti

Results of reversed prosthesis for gleno humeral joint arthritis associated with irre parable rotator cuff tear with a long term follow up greater than 5 years.

institut de la main departement Epaule


Dr Olivier Verborgt

Long term results of metal-backed glenoids in shoulder arthroplasty

Shoulder Unit Clinique Jouvenet 6 Square Jouvenet 75016 Paris, France


Dr Olivier Verborgt

A comparison of total shoulder arthroplasty and hemiarthroplasty for primary osteoarthritis.

Shoulder Unit Clinique Jouvenet 6 Square Jouvenet 75016 Paris, France


Dr Gilles Walch

Instability of the reverse prosthesis

Clinique Sainte Anne Lumière


Dr Bryan Wall

Results of Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty According to Etiology

Clinique Sainte Anne Lumière


Dr Bryan Wall

Complications and Revisions in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty

Clinique Sainte Anne Lumière


Dr Sébastien Zilber

Supraspinatus tendon tear and delamination of the infraspinatus tendon: Anatomical and clinical results of the repair with 4-year follow up.

Clinique Sainte Anne Lumière


Dr Matthias Zumstein

Long-Term Results after Open Repair of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears

Department of Orthopaedics University of Zurich Balgrist

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