Recent Publications

Wrist arthroscopy in the management of distal radius fractures (Review).

Shkolnikova J, Harvey JN. Annals of Joint. Sept 2018

The Twist X-Ray: A Novel Test for Dynamic Scapholunate Instability

Sikora SK, Tham SK, Harvey JN, Goldring T, Rotstein AH, Ek ET. J Wrist Surg. (in press) 


Bipolar osteoarticular reconstruction of the radioscaphoid joint

Jamieson RPHarvey JNEk ETJ Hand Surg (European) 2018. Oct 3. doi: 10.1177/1753193418802559. [Epub ahead of print]

Quantitative Analysis of In-Vivo Trapeziometacarpal Joint Kinematics Using 4-Dimensional Computed Tomography

Wang KK, Zhang X, McCombe D, Ackland DC, Ek ET, Tham SK. J Hand Surg (European) 2018 Aug 1. doi: 10.1177/1753193418789828 (E-pub ahead of print)

Fixation of the fractured lunate in Kienbock’s disease.

Chou J, Bacle G, Ek ET, Tham SK. J Hand Surg (Am) (E-pub ahead of print)


Randomised control trial comparing RSL fusion vs 4 corner fusion in SLAC Type 2 wrists.

Chan S, Sikora SK, Harvey JN, Tham SK. J Hand Surg (European) (E-pub ahead of print)


Non-Spanning Total Wrist Arthrodesis with a Low Profile Locking Plate. 

Rancy SK, EK ET, Paul S, Hotchkiss RN, Wolfe SW. J Wrist Surg. 2018 Apr;7(2):127-132  


Arthroscopic Repair of the Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament of the Elbow Using a Knotless Suture Anchor. 

Ek ET, Wang KK. Arthrosc Tech. 2018 Jan 1;7(2):e77-e81

Protuberant heterotopic ossification following distal biceps tendon repair.

Holder NG, Schneider AK, Ek ET. ANZ J Surg. 2018 (Epub ahead of print)


Early unprotected return to play after metacarpal fixation in professional athletes.

Yalizis M, Ek ET, Anderson H, Couzens G, Hoy GA. Bone Joint J, 2017;99-B (10)1343-1347

Evaluation of the performance of three tenodesis techniques for the treatment of sl instability flexion extension and radial-ulnar deviation 

Alonso-Rasgado T, Zhang QH, Jimenez-Cruz D, Bailey C, Pinder E, Mandaleson A, Talwalkar S. Med Biol Eng Comput. 2017 Nov 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Analysis of tenodesis techniques for treatment of scapholunate instability using the finite element method.

Alonso Rasgado T, Zhang Q, Jimenez Cruz D, Bailey C, Pinder E, Mandaleson A, Talwalkar S. Int J Numer Method Biomed Eng. 2017 Dec;33(12).


Isolated avascular necrosis of the olecranon.

Schneider AK, Ek ET. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017; 26(6): e198-e202


Scaphoid Fracture Fixation in a Nonunion Model: A Biomechanical Study Comparing 3 Types of Fixation.

Mandaleson A, Tham SK, Lewis C, Ackland DC, Ek ET. J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Mar;43(3):221-228.

Radial Column Excision and Four-Corner Fusion for the Treatment of Basal Thumb Arthritis and Scapholunate Advanced Collapse Wrist or Midcarpal Arthritis.

Mandaleson A, Wagels M, Tham SK. J Wrist Surg. 2017 Nov;6(4):294-300.

Fixation of Ultrasmall Proximal Pole Scaphoid Fractures Using Bioabsorbable Osteochondral Fixation Nails.

Ek ET, Wang K. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Sep;42(9):758.e1-758.e4

Propionibacterium Acnes Infection of a Metacarpophalangeal Joint Arthroplasty.

Bacle G, Sikora SK, Ek ETH. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 May;42(5):394.e1-394.e6. d

Second-toe wrap-around flap for reconstruction of a ring avulsion injury.

Murphy AD, Tham SK. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2017 Oct;42(8):857-858.

Assessment of normal trapeziometacarpal joint alignment.

Rust PA, Ek ETH, Tham SKY. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2017 Jul;42(6):605-609. 

Hand and Wrist Biomechanics Laboratory (HWBL)

The Hand and Wrist Biomechanics Laboratory (HWBL), based at the O'Brien Institute/St Vincents Institute of Medical Research is closely linked with the Dandenong clinical hand fellowship. The HWBL is currently headed by Mr Stephen Tham, A/Prof Eugene Ek, and Mr David McCombe.

2016 Research Fellows: from left to right: Dr Emma Raey (UK), Xin Zhang (PhD student, University of Melbourne), Dr Guillaume Bacle (France)

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