- Trauma and sports injuries of the elbow
C.N. van Dijk
- Award date
- 10 May 2016
- Number of pages
- Document type
- PhD thesis
- Faculty of Medicine (AMC-UvA)
This thesis deals with current issues in the management of trauma and sports injuries of the elbow.
Common sports injuries of the elbow involve ruptures of the distal biceps tendon and the ulnar collateral ligament. We evaluated one of the current thoughts, that the height of the radial bicipital tuberosity plays a role in the occurrence of distal biceps tendon ruptures. Different kinds of refixation techniques and approaches for distal biceps tendon repair were compared. The results of ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction with triceps fascia autograft and interference screws were evaluated in a cohort of European athletes.
The radial head is most frequently fractured after trauma of the elbow and may require operative fixation or replacement by prosthesis. This thesis contains the protocol of a RCT comparing open reduction and internal fixation with nonoperative management of partial articular stable fractures of the radial head. More comminuted fractures, and late posttraumatic issues of the radial head require replacement. Different kinds of radial head prosthesis were critically evaluated and compared.
- Research conducted at: Universiteit van Amsterdam
Thesis (complete) (Embargo up to and including 10 May 2018)
Chapter 1: General introduction (Embargo up to and including 10 May 2018)
Chapter 6: The effect of trauma and patient related factors on radial head fractures and associated injuries in 440 patients (Embargo up to and including 10 May 2018)
Chapter 7: A randomized controlled trial of nonoperative treatment versus open reduction and internal fixation for stable, displaced, partial articular fractures of the radial head: the RAMBO trial (Embargo up to and including 10 May 2018)
Chapter 8: Press-fit bipolar radial head arthroplasty, mid-term results (Embargo up to and including 10 May 2018)
Chapter 9: Cemented bipolar radial head arthroplasty, mid-term results (Embargo up to and including 10 May 2018)
Chapter 10: Radial head arthroplasty: a systematic review (Embargo up to and including 10 May 2018)