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PhD ceremony Mr. F.T.G. Rahusen: The athletes elbow

When:Mo 09-12-2013 at 16:15
Where:Academiegebouw, Broerstraat 5, Groningen

PhD ceremony: Mr. F.T.G. Rahusen

Dissertation: The athletes elbow

Promotor(s): prof. R.L. Diercks

Faculty: Medical Sciences

This thesis deals with research for medical doctors and paramedics, for instance physiotherapists, who treat athletes suffering from elbow problems.

Various pathophysiological conditions are described, including the most common anatomical, biomechanical and pathophysiology conditions of the elbow. Chapter 2 specifically focuses on the most common elbow problems of tennis players. Chapter 3 summarizes an experimental muscle contusion model in mice, and advises on treatment of muscle injuries. Chapter 5 is an article about a novel technique for injecting into the elbow. Specific conditions as osteochondral defects and posterior impingement are described in chapter 6 and 7. Finally, chapter 8 describes considerations for treating patients with a Medial collateral ligament reconstruction.

Through this dissertation medical and paramedical professionals who treat patients with athletic elbow disorders are better prepared in doing so.

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