Research & Publications

A/Prof. Eugene Ek

Research and Publications

A list of A/Prof. Ek’s current publications can be viewed on PubMed or downloaded in PDF format.

Current research interests include:

Shoulder

  • Clinical outcomes following reverse shoulder arthroplasty
  • Clinical and radiological outcomes following anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty with glenoid deficiency
  • Clinical outcomes following tendon transfers for rotator cuff deficiency – lower trapezius tendon transfer, latissimus dorsi tendon transfer
  • Biomechanical analysis of plating techniques for unstable distal clavicle fractures with coracoclavicular ligament involvement (Type 2B)
  • Influence of Bankart lesion, glenoid bone loss and bankart repair on glenohumeral cartilage loading using patient-specific finite element (FEA) models
  • Prospective randomised controlled trial (RCT) – Does collagen scaffold augmentation of high grade partial rotator cuff tendon tears improve early functional recovery? RePACT study (currently recruiting) – Co-Investigator

Elbow

  • Outcomes following arthroscopic elbow contracture release
  • Prospective Randomised controlled trial (RCT) comparing surgery vs. autologous tenocyte implantation (ATI) for chronic refractory lateral epicondylitis (currently recruiting) – Principle Investigator
  • Role of transenamic acid (TXA) following arthroscopic elbow contracture release – a case control study
  • Biomechanical comparison of distal biceps repair techniques – two-point unicortical onlay technique vs. bicortical inlay technique

  • Biomechanical comparison of conventional tension band wire fixation versus novel tension band suture fixation for simple transverse olecranon fractures

Hand & Wrist

  • Biomechanical analysis of scaphoid nonunion fixation
  • Novel scapholunate ligament repair techniques
  • Analysis of 1st CMC joint alignment – 4D CT scan
  • Development of a wrist simulator
  • Prospective Randomised controlled trial (RCT) of single vs. double headless compression screw fixation of scaphoid waist non-unions (recruitment completed) – Principle Investigator
  • Prospective Randomised controlled trial (RCT) of 2 corner vs. 4 corner fusion of wrist arthritis (currently recruiting) – Principle Investigator
  • Determining the changes in muscle architecture following flexor tendon injuries in a rabbit model