Why consult dr d’agostino?
Dr D’Agostino is a hand surgeon, expert in upper limb anatomy, biomechanics of the wrist, thumb and treatments of these regions. Her sphere of surgical activity is exclusively dedicated to surgery of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. Her hyperspecialization guarantees a solid understanding and knowledge of the most recent pathologies and therapies. It promotes specific care, and allows the practice of surgical techniques offering the best results.
She was one of the first surgeons in Belgium to offer an innovative non-surgical treatment for Dupuytren's disease with Xiapex®. Joint replacement with a thumb prosthesis is one of her areas of expertise. In particular, she has developed significant expertise in the surgical recovery of patients treated in other infrastructures.
During your consultation at the Clinique de la Main, you will receive all the most up-to-date information relating to your pathology, as well as a complete and detailed informed opinion on your particular situation.
Dr D'Agostino is involved in several original scientific research projects in anthropology and primatology concerning the upper limb. She notably carried out complex work using 3D reconstructions of scanners, writing codes and specialized software, allowing the analysis of pressure zones and movements of the wrist and thumb joints, both in subjects with healthy joints, with arthritis and after fitting the prosthesis. Her work has been successful and published in prestigious scientific journals, and has led to the defense of a doctoral thesis which she brilliantly obtained from the best Belgian university in the world ranking, the KU Leuven.
Her expertise regularly earn her to speak at national and international congresses of medical, surgical, biomechanics societies. She is the source of numerous authoritative publications in the field of upper limb surgery, and is a member of several European and international learned societies.
She is currently a member of the editorial board as associate editor of the scientific journal Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation, and reviewer of scientific publications for referenced specialized surgical journals.
She is a member of the research team in the development and regeneration department of the Jan Palfijn anatomy laboratory at KU Leuven in Kortrijk.
Philosophy and commitments
The vocation of Dr D’Agostino is to provide you with effective solutions and the best treatments adapted to your particular case. During each consultation, Dr D’Agostino takes the time necessary to guarantee you complete, precise and individual management of your case. Your situation is analyzed in detail, and in its entirety. She has made listening, respecting the patient and her commitments a duty of excellence.
To better receive you, the consulting rooms are equipped with the latest technologies in terms of teaching support, and equipment specific to upper limb surgery. The unique environment of the operating theaters in the heart of the Forêt de Soignes and its technical platform equipped with high-performance equipment, will provide you with an exclusive and positive experience.
From vocation to passion
Coming from an Italian family of six children, where fighting spirit, unity and sharing are the principles of life, Dr D’Agostino has made it a point of honor to carry and register these values in her professional activity.
Her vocation was born when she was a child, from admiration for a family doctor who was often present, whom she watched, amazed by this capacity to know what was wrong, and to be able to relieve and heal. She wanted to be like him. Helping and saving has become a will that has never left her.
It was after her medical studies and internships that Dr D'Agostino discovered her path, today her passion ... surgery and in particular surgery of the upper limb, the hand in which her mother is not entirely foreign from the affection that touches her hands.
Also passionate about human psychology, writing and music, she finds fulfillment of her talents in the art of healing, scientific literature and the management of specific pathologies of the musician.
The most frequently asked questions
Dr D’Agostino's consultations are by appointment only. For your appointment and information requests, the secretariat of the Hand Clinic is at your disposal: in Brussels (Louise Medical Center) Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m at + 32 2 534 29 99 or on line, in Lasne (Med Lasne) at +32 2 653 11 11 or on line. You can send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or complete the contact form. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Please do not forget to take your identity card and all the elements of the file (reports, Rx, Echo, etc.) in your possession.
Dr D'Agostino is a certified specialist doctor. Her fees are unrestricted and not under agreement. The fees depend on the acts performed and are always detailed. The certificates of care are given at the end of each consultation. An estimate is systematically provided for surgical procedures. The offices have a payment terminal compatible with all national and international cards.
For any request to cancel or move an appointment, please notify at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, and in accordance with Article 33 of the code of medical ethics, a lump sum you may be charged.
Dr D’Agostino can be reached at any time. Please send your request by phone via its secretariats or by e-mail to email@example.com
Dr D’Agostino follows each of her patients and ensures that your case progresses from start to finish.
Priscilla D’Agostino MD, PhD
Orthopaedic Surgeon – Founder and CEO, Hand Clinic, Brussels, Belgium
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
Research Staff Member, Department of Development and Regeneration, Biomedical Sciences Group, KU Leuven, Kulak, Kortrijk
Head of Physical Control and Radiation Safety Officer (RSO)
KU Leuven University (KUL): PhD International Doctoral School, Leuven, Belgium.
Doctoral Thesis in Biomedical Sciences 2011 - 2017
Degree: Philosophiae Doctor (Ph.D)
University of Paris XIII: School of Surgery, Paris, France.
Diploma of Microsurgery Techniques 2009 - 2010
Degree: graduated with Highest Honours
Catholic University of Louvain (UCL): Faculty of Medicine, Brussels, Belgium.
Certificate of Radioprotection 2009
European Inter-Universitary Diploma in Hand and Peripheral Nerves Surgery 2006 - 2008
Degree: graduated with Highest Distinction
Advanced Master in Orthopaedic Surgery 2003 - 2009
Degree: Specific Title of Specialist, in the top 3 ranking
Master in Medical Sciences 1999 - 2003
Degree: Medicinæ Doctor (M.D), graduated with Distinction
University of Mons Hainaut (UMH): Faculty of Medicine, Mons, Belgium.
Bachelor in Medical Sciences 1996 - 1999
Hand Surgery Residanat, Institut de la Main, Paris XVI, France.
Hand Surgery Fellowship, Centre de Chirurgie de la Main, Chirec, Brussels, Belgium. FESSH accredited
|2012 - Present||French Society of Hand Surgery (GEM/SFCM), Titular Member|
|2012 - Present||International Dupuytren Society (IDS)|
|2011 - Present||European Wrist Arthroscopy Society (EWAS)|
|2010 - Present||Federation of European Societies for surgery of the Hand (FESSH)|
|2010 - Present||International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand (IFSSH)|
|2007 - Present||Belgian Hand Group Society (BHG), Effective Member|
|2007 - Present||Belgian Royal Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SORBCOT), Senior Member|
AWARDS AND GRANTS
|2013||Academische Stichting Leuven (ASL)|
|Travel Award - Conference in New-Delhi, India|
|2010||Belgian Royal Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SORBCOT) Training Award - Training in Hand Surgery and Microsurgery in Paris, France|
LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL SERVICE
Anatomy Department, KU Leuven University, Belgium
Department of Development and Regeneration, KU Leuven University, Belgium
Journal Editorial Board
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation, 2015 - to date
Museum of Archeology and History of Nyons and Baronnies, Anatomical Anthropology and Paleopathology, Drôme, France.
Scientific Manuscript Translation
Italian book chapter: Tumori del Piede. Istituto Rizzoli, V Divisione, Bologna, Italy.
In: Pathologie du Pied et de la Cheville. Section 3.3 Pied Tumoral, p 677-707.
Eds Masson 2009. ISBN: 978-2-294-61208-4
SURGICAL SKILLS CERTIFICATIONS
Class III Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).
VINÇOTTE, Business Unit Controlatom, Belgium, 2 July 2020.
Technique and Instructional Course Collagenase (XIAPEX). Dupuytren Disease.
UZ Leuven, Belgium, 31 March 2012.
GEAP-EWAS Wrist Arthroscopy Course, Basic Course.
IRCAD Strasbourg, France, 25-26 February 2011.
Cours du Printemps du GEM. Transferts Tendineux dans les Séquelles de Paralysies
Faculté de Médecine de Montpellier, France, 21-22 May 2010.
AIOD International Course. Intramedullary Nailing Technique, Surgeon Training
University Hospital of Hautepierre, Strasbourg, France, 7-9 October 2009.
European Surgical Training Center Hand Course.
Kirchberg Hospital, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, 16-17 October 2008.
AO International Course. Principles in Operative Fracture
Ovifat, Belgium, 18-21 October 2006.
AAOS Advances in Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery Course.
AAOS Orthopaedic Learning Center, Rosemont, Illinois (USA), 25-26 January 2006.
Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery (AMIS).
Faculté de Médecine de l’ULB, Laboratoire d’Anatomie et d’embryologie, Brussels, Belgium, 25-26 November 2005.
Doctoral Thesis Research Project
Title: How does the Trapeziometacarpal joint really function? Anatomy and Biomechanics of the thumb.
Promoter: Prof. dr. Evie Vereecke, MSc, Ph.D (KUL)
|Copromoters:||Prof. dr. Filip Stockmans, M.D, Ph.D (KUL)|
|Prof. dr. Jean-Pierre Moermans, M.D, Ph.D (ULB)|
Public Thesis Defense presented to obtain the degree of PhD in Biomedical Sciences on May 18, 2017 - KU Leuven PhD International Doctoral School
DU Microsurgery Techniques
Title: Allotransplantation d’un Lambeau Libre de type Inguinal. Etude Prospective de Faisabilité sur le modèle animal. Série de 10 transferts.
|Promoters:||Prof. dr. Alain-Charles Masquelet, M.D (Paris, France)|
|Prof. dr. Alain Gilbert, M.D (Paris, France)|
Presented to obtain the Microsurgery Techniques Diploma on June 1, 2010 - School of Surgery of the University of Paris XIII
Advanced Master Orthopaedic Surgery
Title: AlloMatrix Bone Graft in a distal radial fracture model. A Prospective Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.
Belgian Registration Number-Ethical Committee: 2004-29juillet/139
Supervisor: Prof. dr. Olivier Barbier (UCL)
Presented to obtain the Orthopaedic Surgery Diploma on June 26, 2009 – UCL, Brussels
DIU Hand Surgery
Title: Primary Synovial Chondromatosis of the Wrist and the Hand. Belgian National Multicentric Retrospective Study.
Belgian Registration Number-Ethical Committee: B40320084426
Supervisor: Prof. dr. Olivier Barbier, M.D (UCL)
Presented to obtain the European Universitary Diploma in Hand and Peripheral Nerves Surgery on September 20, 2008 – Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium, Brussels
Traineeships in Anatomy
Human Anatomy Dept., UCL Brussels, Belgium. 2002 - 2003
Supervisor: Prof. dr. Benoît Lengelé, M.D
Subject: Plastination of hands. Details of the sensitive and motor hand innervation.
Pieces dedicated to teaching, exposed in the Anatomy Museum – UCL, Brussels
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Dept., Labio-Palatin Center, UCL Brussels. 2000 - 2003
Supervisor: Prof. dr. Romain Vanwijck, M.D
Facial Morphometric Analysis of children with Cleft lip-palate and their parents.
Clinical Study on Psychosocial Impact of Cleft lip-palate on parents and children.
Results presented at the Seminar of Reconstructive Surgery, on November 24, 2001 – UCL, Brussels
van Leeuwen T, Vanneste M, Kerkhof F, D’Agostino P, Vanhoof M, Stevens J, van Lenthe GH, Vereecke EE. Mobility and structural constraints of the bonobo trapeziometacarpal joint. Biol J Linn Soc Lond. 2019 Jul; 127(3):681-693.
Dourthe B, Nickmanesh R, Wilson DR, D’Agostino P, Patwa AN, Grinstaff MW, Snyder BD, Vereecke E. Assessment of healthy trapeziometacarpal cartilage properties using indentation testing and contrast-enhanced computed tomography. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2019; 61:181-189.
D’Agostino P, Dourthe B, Kerkhof F, Vereecke EE, Stockmans F. Impact of osteoarthritis and total joint arthroplasty on the kinematics of the trapeziometacarpal joint. J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Apr; 43(4):382.e1-382.e10.
D’Agostino P*, Dourthe B*, Kerkhof F, van Lenthe GH, Stockmans F, Vereecke EE. In vivo biomechanical behavior of the trapeziometacarpal joint in healthy and osteoarthritic subjects. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2017 Nov; 49:119-127. *Equal contribution.
Callens L*, D'Agostino P*, Matthys P, Billard M. A XIII° century subject with a traumatic hand bone injury named "boxer" fracture. Paleobios / 19, 2017 / Lyon-France ISSN 2260-0442. *Joint first authors.
D'Agostino P, Dourthe B, Kerkhof F, Stockmans F, Vereecke EE. In vivo kinematics of the thumb during flexion and adduction motion: evidence for a screw-home mechanism. J Orthop Res. 2017 Jul; 35(7):1556-1564.
Kerkhof F, Deleu G, D'Agostino P, Vereecke EE. Subject-specific Thumb Muscle Activity During Functional Tasks of Daily Life. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2016 Oct; 30:131-136.
Kerkhof F, Brugman E, D’Agostino P, Dourthe B, van Lenthe G, Stockmans F, Jonkers I, Vereecke E.E. Quantifying thumb opposition kinematics using dynamic CT. J. Biomech. 2016 Jun; 49(9):1994-1999.
Dourthe B, D'Agostino P, Stockmans F, Kerkhof F, Vereecke E. In vivo contact biomechanics in the trapeziometacarpal joint using finite deformationbiphasic theory and mathematical modelling. Med Eng Phys. 2016 Feb; 38(2):108-14.
D'Agostino P, Kerkhof F, Shahabpour M, Moermans JP, Stockmans F, Vereecke EE. Comparison of the anatomical dimensions and mechanical properties of the dorsoradial and anterior oblique ligaments of the trapeziometacarpal joint. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Jun; 39(6):1098-107.
D’Agostino P, Barbier O. An Investigation of the effect of AlloMatrix Bone Graft in a distal radial fracture: a Prospective Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. Bone Joint J. 2013 Nov; 95-B(11):1514-20.
D’Agostino P, Le Viet D. Digital pulleys pathology. Revue du Rhumatisme Monographies. 2012 Avr; 79(2):90-95.
D'Agostino P, Townley WA, Le Viet D, Roulot E. Oblique ulnar styloid osteotomy -a treatment for ulnar styloid impaction syndrome. J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Nov; 36(11):1785-9.
D'Agostino P, Townley WA, Roulot E. Bilateral avascular necrosis of the trapezoid. J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Oct; 36(10):1678-80.
D'Agostino P, Stassen P, Delloye C. Post-traumatic bone loss of the femur treated with segmental bone allograft and bone morphogenetic protein: a case report. Acta Orthop Belg. 2007 Jun; 73(3):396-9.
D’Agostino P and Le Viet D.
Lésion de l’Hamulus de l’Hamatum.
In: Traumatismes ostéo-articulaires du poignet et de la main. Chapter 11, p 87-95
Eds Lavoisier 2017.
PODIUM AND POSTERS PRESENTATIONS
Doctoral thesis public defense.
18 May 2017 - KU Leuven PhD, Kortrijk
In Vivo Proximity Patterns In The Trapeziometacarpal Joint: Comparison Between
Healthy And Arthritic Subjects.
23-27 July 2017 - XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB), Brisbane, Australia
Comparison between Intra-articular Contact Patterns in the Trapeziometacarpal
Joint of Healthy and Arthritic Subjects.
27-30 April 2017 - World Congress of the Osteoarthritis-Research-Society-International (OARSI) on Osteoarthritis, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Assessment of Mechanical Properties of Trapeziometacarpal Joint Cartilage using
Contrast-Enhanced Computed Tomography.
22-27 April 2017 - 25th Annual Meeting & Exhibition of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Honolulu, Hawai'i, USA
PhD final doctoral plan private defense.
15 June 2016 - KU Leuven, Leuven
In Vivo Contact Stress Evaluation in The Trapeziometacarpal Joint Using Finite
Deformation Biphasic Theory and Mathematical Modeling.
February 2015 - KU Leuven, Kortrijk
Anatomy and Biomechanics of the TMC joint - In Vitro and In Vivo
22 April 2015 - SORBCOT/BVOT Orthopaedica Belgica Congress 2015, BHG Innovation and research in hand surgery session, Louvain-La-Neuve
PhD Progress Report.
07 May & 03 July 2014 - Research Seminar, Leuven
Detailed anatomy and material properties of the ligaments of the
April 2014 - KU Leuven, Kortrijk
The trapeziometacarpal joint. Anatomical value of the DRL and AOL in surgical
05 March 2013 - IFSSH 2013 Congress, India
The trapeziometacarpal ligaments: importance of their anatomy in choosing a
19 January 2013 - Brussels Hand/Upper Limb International Symposium Genval, Brussels
Oblique ulnar styloid osteotomy - a treatment for ulnar styloid impaction
23 June 2012 - FESSH 2012 Congress, Antwerp
14 March 2012 - IRC Journal Club of the KU Leuven, Kortrijk
Human Hand Function and Dysfunction: what insights can be gained from
comparative anatomy and musculoskeletal computer models ?
11-14 April 2012 - 81st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA), Portland, Oregon, USA
Rapport d’activité scientifique Résidanat Paris.
21 January 2012 - SORBCOT Ordinary Meeting, Brussels
PhD Thesis research project on thumb biomechanics.
11 May 2011 - Fondation Care, Edith Cavell Clinic, Brussels
Does the trapeziometacarpal joint function as a saddle joint ? Biomechanical
analysis of the trapeziometacarpal joint and the impact of total replacement
February 2011 - KU Leuven, Kortrijk
Méthodologie de la recherche, bibliographie et lecture critique d’un article
15 October 2010 - Seminar of Plastic Surgery ULB, Parc Leopold Clinic, Brussels
Learning Microsurgery, my experience.
24 April 2010 - BHG Spring Meeting, Brussels
Demineralized Bone Matrix (DBM).
24 April 2010 - BHG Spring Meeting, Brussels
AlloMatrix Bone Graft in a distal radial fracture model. A Prospective Randomized
Controlled Clinical Trial.
11 March 2010 - AAOS Congress, New Orleans USA
30 January 2010 - Brussels Hand/Upper Limb International Symposium, Genval-Brussels
21 January 2010 - Residents session of the SORBCOT, Brussels
6 January 2010 - AAHS annual Congress, Florida USA
17 December 2009 - GEM/SFCM Congress, Paris
Lambeau pédiculé Radial et libre Grand Dorsal, technique de
June 2009 - Courses of the European Universitary Diploma in Hand and Peripheral Nerves Surgery 2009-2010, UCL, Brussels.
Biomécanique du poignet et instabilité scapho-lunaire.
18 March 2009 - Meeting of the Orthopaedic Surgery Dept., UCL, Brussels.
Poignet gonflé et calcifié.
3 October 2008 - Anatomo-radioclinic Seminar in Bone and Joint Pathology, UCL, Brussels
Primary Synovial Chondromatosis of the Wrist.
18 April 2008 - SORBCOT/BVOT Orthopaedica Belgica Congress, Antwerp
16 February 2008 - Joint Meeting of the BHG, Alost
Post-traumatic Bone Loss of the Femur treated with Segmental Bone Allograft and
Bone Morphogenetic Protein: a Case Report.
21 January 2010 - Residents session of the SORBCOT, Brussels
15 September 2007 - AIOD Congress, Nice, France
7-8 June 2007 - SORBCOT Congress, Brussels
Prothèse Aorto-bifémorale par voie coelioscopique: revue d’une série de
20 November 2004 - Annual Club Coelio Congress
Traumas Vasculaires des membres: revue d’une série de cas.
13 January 2004 - Multidisciplinary Seminar of Surgery, CHR Mouscron
Reconstruction Mammaire Immédiate: point de vue carcinologique.
December 2002 - UCL, Brussels
Hereditary Neuropathy with liability to Pressure Palsies (HNPP)
19 January 2002 - BHG 30th Anniversary Congress at the Castel of Limelette
13 October 2001 - Congress of the Belgian Royal Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Spa
Perforator Flaps: Revue de la littérature.
October 2002 - UCL, Brussels
Fentes labio-palatines: Analyses de l’Enquête Psychologique. (Facial
24 November 2001 - Seminar of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Dept., UCL, Brussels
Augustus 2000 - Seminar of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Dept., UCL, Brussels
1996 - Certificate of Young Entrepreneur (Jeunes Entreprises, Brussels, Belgium)
1991 - Excellence Award of the Conservatory of Music (Charleroi, Belgium)