CH8 - Center for Hand Surgery and Therapy - Geneva - Switzerland

Michaël Y. Papaloïzos, MD

Consultant Hand Surgeon

Michaël Papaloïzos


Postgraduate education

Board certification



Sumner Koch Award of the Chicago Hand Society. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Baltimore, 2001.


Publications and communications


Perno-Ioanna D, Papaloïzos M. A comprehensive approach including a new enlargement technique to prevent complications after De Quervain tendinopathy surgery. Hand Surg Rehabil. 2016 Jun;35(3):183-189.

Papaloïzos M. [Scapholunate lesions and instabilities--how to recognize andtreat them?]. Rev Med Suisse. 2015 Jun 3;11(477):1251-6.

Gray A, Cuénod P, Papaloïzos MY. Midterm Outcome of Bone-Ligament-Bone Graftand Dorsal Capsulodesis for Chronic Scapholunate Instability. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Aug;40(8):1540-6.

Papaloïzos M. [When and which treatment for scapho-lunate ligament lesions?]. Ther Umsch. 2014 Jul;71(7):385-90.
Huisstede BM, Hoogvliet P, Coert JH, Fridén J; European HANDGUIDE Group. Multidisciplinary consensus guideline for managing trigger finger: results from the European HANDGUIDE Study. Phys Ther. 2014 Oct;94(10):1421-33

Madduri S, di Summa P, Papaloïzos M, Kalbermatten D, Gander B. Effect of controlled co-delivery of synergistic neurotrophic factors on early nerve regeneration in rats. Biomaterials. 2010 Nov;31(32):8402-9.

Madduri S, Feldman K, Tervoort T, Papaloïzos M, Gander B. Collagen nerve conduits releasing the neurotrophic factors GDNF and NGF. J Control Release. 2010;143(2):168-74.

Madduri S, Papaloïzos M, Gander B. Trophically and topographically functionalized silk fibroin nerve conduits for guided peripheral nerve regeneration. Biomaterials. 2010 Mar;31(8):2323-34.

Fusetti C, Garavaglia G, Papaloïzos M. Re: Souer JS, Mudgal CS. Plate fixation in closed ipsilateral multiple metacarpal fractures. J Hand Surg Eur. 2008, 33: 740-4. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2009 Aug;34(4):560-1; author reply 561-2.

Madduri S, Papaloïzos M, Gander B. Synergistic effect of GDNF and NGF on axonal branching and elongation in vitro. Neurosci Res. 2009 Sep;65(1):88-97.

Pfister LA, Alther E, Papaloïzos M, Merkle HP, Gander B. Controlled nerve growth factor release from multi-ply alginate/chitosan-based nerve conduits. Eur J Pharm Biopharm. 2008 Jun;69(2):563-72.

Piquilloud G, Christen T, Pfister LA, Gander B, Papaloïzos MY. Variations in glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor release from biodegradable nerve conduits modify the rate of functional motor recovery after rat primary nerve repairs. Eur J Neurosci. 2007 Sep;26(5):1109-17.

Uebersax L, Mattotti M, Papaloïzos M, Merkle HP, Gander B, Meinel L. Silk fibroin matrices for the controlled release of nerve growth factor (NGF). Biomaterials. 2007 Oct;28(30):4449-60.

Pfister LA, Papaloïzos M, Merkle HP, Gander B. Nerve conduits and growth factor delivery in peripheral nerve repair. J Peripher Nerv Syst. 2007 Jun;12(2):65-82.

Pfister LA, Papaloïzos M, Merkle HP, Gander B. Hydrogel nerve conduits produced from alginate/chitosan complexes. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2007 Mar15;80(4):932-7.

Fusetti C, Meyer H, Borisch N, Della Santa DR, Papaloïzos MY. Bone-tendon ligamentoplasty for chronic ulnar instability of the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint: an anatomic reconstruction of the ulnar collateral ligament. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2001 Mar;5(1):8-13.

Fusetti C, Papaloïzos M, Meyer H, Borisch N, Della Santa D. The ECRL bone-tendon ligamentoplasty for chronic ulnar instability of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb. Chir Main. 2005 Oct;24(5):217-21.

Borisch N, Keller A, Grifka J, della Santa D, Garcia J, Terrier F, Papaloïzos MY. [MRI evaluation of carpal tunnel morphology after carpal tunnel release by a retinaculum lengthening technique]. Z Orthop Ihre Grenzgeb. 2004 Nov-Dec;142(6):697-700.

Papaloïzos MY. Accessory extensor pollicis longus. Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg. 2004;38(5):310-3.

Papaloïzos MY, Fusetti C, Christen T, Nagy L, Wasserfallen JB. Minimally invasive fixation versus conservative treatment of undisplaced scaphoid fractures: a cost-effectiveness study. J Hand Surg Br. 2004 Apr;29(2):116-9.

Suter MR, Papaloïzos M, Berde CB, Woolf CJ, Gilliard N, Spahn DR, Decosterd I. Development of neuropathic pain in the rat spared nerve injury model is not prevented by a peripheral nerve block. Anesthesiology. 2003 Dec;99(6):1402-8.

Cuénod P, Charrière E, Papaloïzos MY. A mechanical comparison of bone-ligament-bone autografts from the wrist for replacement of the scapholunate ligament. J Hand Surg Am. 2002 Nov;27(6):985-90.

Fusetti C, Meyer H, Borisch N, Stern R, Santa DD, Papaloïzos M. Complications of plate fixation in metacarpal fractures. J Trauma. 2002 Mar;52(3):535-9.

Fine EG, Decosterd I, Papaloïzos M, Zurn AD, Aebischer P. GDNF and NGF released by synthetic guidance channels support sciatic nerve regeneration across a long gap. Eur J Neurosci. 2002 Feb;15(4):589-601.

Graf V, Papaloïzos M, Borisch N, Della Santa D. [Interest in early active controlled mobilization and flexion following flexor tendon repair in zone 2]. Chir Main. 2001 Dec;20(6):458-65.

Pruès-Latour V, Papaloïzos M. [Absence of the radial artery: case report and review of the literature]. Rev Chir Orthop Reparatrice Appar Mot. 2000 Nov;86(7):741-5.

Papaloïzos MY, Le Moine P, Prues-Latour V, Borisch N, Della Santa DR. Proximal fractures of the fifth metacarpal: a retrospective analysis of 25 operated cases. J Hand Surg Br. 2000 Jun;25(3):253-7.

Papaloïzos MY, Schärer N, Rehart S, Stüssi E, Meyer VE. Cross stitch peripheral tendon repair: a mechanical comparison with core stitch techniques. Chir Main. 2000 May;19(2):128-33.

Papaloïzos MY, Holmquist B, Lundborg G. An experimental study of nerve grafting combined with silicone tubes in the rat model: Functional outcome and specificity of muscle reinnervation. Restor Neurol Neurosci. 1997 Jan 1;11(3):161-8.

Terada N, Bjursten LM, Papaloïzos M, Lundborg G. Resorbable filament structures as a scaffold for matrix formation and axonal growth in bioartificial nerve grafts: long term observations. Restor Neurol Neurosci. 1997 Jan 1;11(1):65-9.

Papaloïzos MY, Burg D, Meyer VE. [Nerve compression syndromes of the extremities]. Ther Umsch. 1995 Jan;52(1):58-65.

Papaloïzos M, Droz CP, Egloff DV. [Injuries of 2 flexor tendons of Verdan's zone II. Multicenter Swiss study]. Helv Chir Acta. 1992 Jan;58(4):439-50.

Papaloïzos M, Simonetta C. [Should carpal tunnel syndrome be operated in the patient older than 75 years?]. Helv Chir Acta. 1992 Jan;58(4):407-12.


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