8th International Dissection course on Reconstructive Microsurgery

Aimed at:

Plastic Surgeons, Neurosurgeons, Orthopaedic Surgeons and Hand Surgeons who want to improve their technical skills in peripheral nerve surgery and palliative tendon transfers on the upper and lower limb


Department of Anatomy and Histology of the Miguel Hernández University, San Juan de Alicante (Spain)

Consists in:

The course consists in discussion time on clinical anatomy, dissection techniques and lectures delivered by experts in the field, followed by practical sessions with cadaver dissection performed directly by the participants.


April 15th to 17th 2019


April 15th 2019            08.30 – 13.00

Interactive lectures with tutors and participants ‘activated’ by an expert

09.00     Adult brachial plexus injury: basic principles & reconstructive strategy. P. RAIMONDI – activator: B. BATTISTON

09.20     Elbow flection reanimation. N. FELICI – activator: A. GILBERT

09.40     Nerve repair for Shoulder reanimation in adult BPP. N. FELICI – activator: M. MERLE

10.00     Phrenic nerve transfer for reanimation of triceps and finger extension.

10.20     Lecture: Muscle transfers for elbow flection. P. RAIMONDI

10.45     coffee break

11.15     Obstetrical palsy C5C6C7: grafts vs nerve transfers. P. RAIMONDI – activator: A. GILBERT

12.00     Total Obstetrical palsy: strategy. A. GILBERT – activator: P. RAIMONDI

12.30     Lecture: Treatment of supination deformity. A. GILBERT

12:50     Lecture: Thoracic outlet syndrome. M. MERLE

13.10     Lunch

14.30 – 18.30 CADAVER DISSECTION hands on

  • Brachial Plexus approach N. FELICI
  • C7 harvesting and prespinal routing A. GILBERT
  • Accessory nerve harvesting (anterior & posterior approach) A. GILBERT
  • Radial nerve motor branch for axillary nerve injury: axillary & posterior approach P. RAIMONDI
  • Scalenotomies and 1st rib removal M. MERLE


April 16th 2019            8.30 – 13.00

Interactive lectures with tutors and participants ‘activated’ by an expert

08.30     Correcting shoulder functional limitations in children. F. SENES – activator: A. MUSET

08.55     Secondary surgery for shoulder extrarotation in children. A. MUSET – activator: A. GILBERT

09.20     Aged nerve injuries: late nerve repair or tendon transfers? P. RAIMONDI – activator: A. GILBERT

09.50     Distal nerve transfer – Direct root repairs for hand function in BPI. A. BATHIA – activator B. BATTISTON

10.10     Very distal nerve transfers: indications & approach. B. BATTISTON – activator: M. MERLE

10.30     coffee break

11.10     Radial nerve injuries. Timing and strategy. I. MARCOCCIO – activator: P. RAIMONDI

11.35     Treatment of paralytic thumb. N. FELICI activator P. RAIMONDI

11.55     Tendon transfer for radial nerve palsy. P. RAIMONDI – activator: B. BATTISTON

12.20     Tendon transfer for ulnar nerve palsy. P. TOS – activator: M. MERLE

12.40     Tendon transfer for wrist and fingers extension after Obstetrical Palsy. A. GILBERT – activator: F. SENES

13.00     Lunch

14.30 – 18.30 CADAVER DISSECTION hands on

  • Median nerve approach at arm and forearm
  • Ulnar nerve approach at arm and forearm
  • Radial nerve approach at arm and elbow
  • Muscle transfers for elbow flexion: tricep, pectoral
  • Tendon transfers for wrist and fingers extension

20.30 dinner


April 17th 2019            9.00 – 13.00

Interactive lectures with tutors and participants ‘activated’ by an expert

08.30     Ulnar nerve decompression @ elbow: simple decompression vs transposition N. FELICI vs B. BATTISTON – activator: P. RAIMONDI

09.10     Sciatic nerve injury. P. RAIMONDI

09.30     Common peroneal nerve injuries repair. N. FELICI

09.50     Tendon transfers for common peroneal nerve palsy. I. MARCOCCIO – activator: B. BATTISTON

10.30     coffee break

11.00     Harvesting free gracilis muscle flap: tips and tricks. P. TOS – activator: N. FELICI

11.20     Sural nerve harvesting. M.J. SANTANA

11.40     The nerve gap. P. TOS – activator: A. GILBERT

12.00     Adipofascial flaps to restore nerve gliding and painful neuroma management. P. TOS – activator: F. AMADEI

12.20     How to explain failures after repair of peripheral nerve injuries. M. MERLE

12.50     closing remarks

13.00     Lunch


14.00 – 18.00 CADAVER DISSECTION hands on

  • Tendon transfers for distal ulnar palsy M. MERLE
  • Tendon transfers for opponensplasty N. FELICI
  • Gracilis muscle flap harvesting P. TOS
  • Tendon transfers for peroneal nerve palsy I. MARCOCCIO

18.00: closing remarks

Limited to:

Participation to the dissection course is limited to 30 surgeons accepted on a “first registered, first served” basis.



AMADEI F. – Italy

BATHIA A. – India


FELICI N. – Italy

GILBERT A. – France


MERLE M. – France

MUSET A. – Spain



SENES F. – Italy



CATENA N. – Italy

CAVALLI E. – Italy

CROSIO A. – Italy

LAZZARO L. – Italy


ORNELLI M. – Italy

TITOLO P. – Italy

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