Upper Limb Research

Current Projects in progress:

  • A biomechanical study comparing 3 types of internal fixation for scaphoid fracture non-union – Eugene Ek, Avanthi Mandaleson (Fellow)

  • Development of a cadaveric wrist simulator – Eugene Ek

  • Biomechanical comparison of dual low profile plate fixation compared to single superior plate fixation in a comminuted clavicle fracture model – Eugene Ek, Glenn Boyce (Fellow)

  • Determining the changes in muscle architecture following flexor tendon injuries in a rabbit model – Eugene Ek, Guillaume Bacle (Fellow)

  • Subpectoral biceps tenodesis using unicortical button fixation - Eugene Ek, Jenny Flynn (Fellow)

  • Randomized controlled trial of single vs. double headless compression screw fixation of scaphoid waist non-unions – Eugene Ek, Gayan Pademesekera (Registrar)

  • Randomized controlled trial comparing surgery vs. autologous tenocyte transplantation for refractory chronic lateral epicondylitis – Eugene Ek, Jenny Flynn (Fellow)

  • Reliability of Glenoid track measurements for shoulder instability – Matthew Evan, Adrian Schneider (Fellow)

  • Biomechanical comparison of different type of AC joint reconstructions – Matthew Evans, Ken Sakata (Registrar)

  • AC joint functional outcome scoring – Shane Barwood

  • Radial collateral ligament repairs in AFL footballers – Greg Hoy, Glenn Boyce (Fellow)

  • Metacarpal fixation in professional athletes – Greg Hoy, Matthew Yalizis (Fellow)

Recent Publications (2013 – present)

1) Clinical and Radiographic Results of an All-Polyethylene Pegged Bone-Ingrowth Glenoid Component. Wijeratna M, Taylor DM, Lee S, Hoy G, Evans MC. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Jul 6;98(13):1090-6

2) Outcomes after operative treatment of elbow contractures in the pediatric and adolescent population. Ek ET, Paul SK, Hotchkiss RN. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016

3) Latissimus Dorsi and Teres Major Tendon Avulsions in Cricketers: A Case Series and Literature Review. Naidu KS, James T, Rotstein AH, Balster SM, Hoy GA. Clin J Sport Med. 2016

4) The Shoulder Function Index (SFInX): evaluation of its measurement properties in people recovering from a proximal humeral fracture. van de Water AT, Davidson M, Shields N, Evans MC, Taylor NF. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016 Jul 18;17:295

5) Effect of interscalene anaesthesia on cerebral oxygen saturation. Soeding PF, Currigan DA, Mamo Y, Hoy G. Anaesth Intensive Care. 2016 May;44(3):359-63.

6) Management of In-Season Concurrent Rotator Cuff Tear With Shoulder Instability in Professional Contact Football Athletes; Respect the Career Goals! Mueller M, Hoy G, Branson R. Asian J Sports Med. 2016 Mar 1;7(1):e28377.

7) Orthotic intervention incorporating the dart-thrower's motion as part of conservative management guidelines for treatment of scapholunate injury. Anderson H, Hoy G. J Hand Ther. 2016 Apr-Jun;29(2):199-204

8) A Rare Case of Bipolar Clavicle Fracture. Yalizis MA, Hoy GA, Ek ET. Case Rep Orthop. 2016; 2016:4309828.

9) Use of a Bone Graft Drill Harvester to Create the Fenestration During Arthroscopic Ulnohumeral Arthroplasty. Wijeratna MD, Ek ET, Hoy GA, Chehata A. Arthrosc Tech. 2015 Sep 28;4(5):e503-5.

10) Catastrophic failure of a low profile metal-backed glenoid component after total shoulder arthroplasty. Vuillermin CB, Trump ME, Barwood SA, Hoy GA. Int J Shoulder Surg. 2015 Oct-Dec;9(4):121-7

11) Latissimus Dorsi and Teres Major Transfer With Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Restores Active Motion and Reduces Pain for Posterosuperior Cuff Dysfunction. Shi LL, Cahill KE, Ek ET, Tompson JD, Higgins LD, Warner JJ. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Oct;473(10):3212-7

12) Biomechanical Analysis of Scapholunate Ligament Repair Techniques. Kang L, Ek ET, Wei MT, Meyers KN, Hearns KA, Carlson MG. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Aug;40(8):1534-9.

13) Conversion of stemmed hemi- or total to reverse total shoulder arthroplasty: advantages of a modular stem design. Wieser K, Borbas P, Ek ET, Meyer DC, Gerber C. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Feb;473(2):651-60.

14) Failure of the lesser tuberosity osteotomy after total shoulder arthroplasty. Shi LL, Jiang JJ, Ek ET, Higgins LD. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Feb;24(2):203-9.

15) Correlations between three patient-assessed shoulder instability scales. Taylor D, Garewal D, Evans MC. J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong). 2015 Aug;23(2):233-6.

16) The Shoulder Function Index (SFInX): a clinician-observed outcome measure for people with a proximal humeral fracture. van de Water AT, Davidson M, Shields N, Evans MC, Taylor NF. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015 Feb 18;16:31

17) Normative MRI, ultrasound and muscle functional MRI findings in the forearms of asymptomatic elite rowers. Drew MK, Trease L, Caneiro JP, Hooper I, Ooi CC, Counsel P, Connell DA, Rice AA, Knight E, Hoy G, Lovell G. J Sci Med Sport. 2016 Feb;19(2):103-8

18) Is cerebral desaturation during beachchair anaesthesia really an indicator of cerebral injury? Soeding P, Currigan D, Hoy G. Rev Esp Anestesiol Reanim. 2015 Mar;62(3):173.

19) Soft tissue balancing in total shoulder replacement. Mueller M, Hoy G. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2014 Mar;7(1):16-21.

20) Vascular anomalies of the hand and wrist. Ek ET, Suh N, Carlson MG. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2014 Jun;22(6):352-60

21) Shoulder Structure and Function Following the Modified Latarjet Procedure: A Clinical and Radiological Review. Garewal D, Evans M, Taylor D, Hoy GA, Barwood S, Connell D. Shoulder Elbow. 2014 Jan;6(1):23-8.

22) Carpal fractures. Suh N, Ek ET, Wolfe SW. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Apr;39(4):785-91; 23) Spontaneous rupture of the extensor pollicis longus in a break-dancer. Shifflett GD, Ek ET, Weiland AJ. Eplasty. 2014 Jan 17;14:e4

24) Surgical treatment of isolated type II superior labrum anterior-posterior (SLAP) lesions: repair versus biceps tenodesis. Ek ET, Shi LL, Tompson JD, Freehill MT, Warner JJ. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Jul;23(7):1059-65

25) Hand and wrist injuries in golf. Ek ET, Suh N, Weiland AJ. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Oct;38(10):2029-33.

26) Comparisons of preoperative three-dimensional planning and surgical reconstruction in primary cementless total hip arthroplasty. Hassani H, Cherix S, Ek ET, Rüdiger HA. J Arthroplasty. 2014 Jun;29(6):1273-7.

27) Combined joint fusion for index and middle carpometacarpal instability in elite boxers.

28) Nazarian N, Page RS, Hoy GA, Hayton MJ, Loosemore M. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2014 Mar;39(3):242-8.

29) Effect of phenylephrine on the haemodynamic state and cerebral oxygen saturation during anaesthesia in the upright position. Soeding PF, Hoy S, Hoy G, Evans M, Royse CF. Br J Anaesth. 2013 Aug;111(2):229-34.

30) A comparative analysis of fatty infiltration and muscle atrophy in patients with chronic rotator cuff tears and suprascapular neuropathy. Beeler S, Ek ET, Gerber C. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Nov;22(11):1537-46.

31) Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty for massive irreparable rotator cuff tears in patients younger than 65 years old: results after five to fifteen years. Ek ET, Neukom L, Catanzaro S, Gerber C. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Sep;22(9):1199-208.

32) Accurate coracoid graft placement through use of a drill guide for the Latarjet procedure. Meyer DC, Moor BK, Gerber C, Ek ET. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 May; 22(5):701-8.

33) The long leg radiograph is a reliable method of assessing alignment when compared to computer-assisted navigation and computer tomography. Babazadeh S, Dowsey MM, Bingham RJ, Ek ET, Stoney JD, Choong PF. Knee. 2013 Aug;20(4):242-9.

34) Stitch positioning influences the suture hold in supraspinatus tendon repair. Wieser K, Rahm S, Farshad M, Ek ET, Gerber C, Meyer DC. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Jul;21(7):1587-92.