BIRG (Bone Implant Research Group) is a non-profit medical organisation led by international surgeons. The purpose is to improve established hand surgical treatment options as well as new treatment approaches; however, the focus is on the added value and the benefit for the patients.
At the occasion of the 14th IFSSH World Hand Surgery Congress in Berlin, the “Educational Monday” open to all registered congress participants took place on June 17, 2019.
The Surgical Education Center Tampere (Finland) hosted a very successful BIRG cadaver dissection course on November 02nd, 2018 focussing on the topics of PIP joint arthroplasty, patient-specific reconstruction of the radius and forearm as well as ulna shortening.
On September 19 + 20, 2019, around 30 participants from all over Italy attended the BIRG wrist course in Brescia organized by Dr. Alberto Sgarbossa.