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:


  • Clinical outcomes following reverse shoulder arthroplasty
  • Comparison of biceps tenodesis techniques
  • MRI anatomy of the long head of biceps tendon
  • Subpectoral biceps tenodesis using unicortical button fixation –Consecutive series of 100 cases
  • Biceps tenodesis vs. tenotomy in a workers compensation population
  • Current management of SLAP lesions – Australia and New Zealand study
  • Comparison of dual low profile plate fixation compared to single superior plate fixation in a comminuted clavicle fracture model


  • Outcomes following elbow contracture release
  • Randomized controlled trial comparing surgery vs. autologous tenocyte implantation for chronic refractory lateral epicondylitis
  • Role of transenamic acid (TXA) following arthroscopic elbow contracture release – a case control study

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
  • Randomized controlled trial of single vs. double headless compression screw fixation of scaphoid waist non-unions
  • Determining the changes in muscle architecture following flexor tendon injuries in a rabbit model