Hand Research

Within this line of research, the 'Orthopaedics and Traumatology Research Group' strives to understand the underlying mechanisms of hand and wrist pain and to develop optimal treatment methods in order to control them.

Research projects

Research on the osteoarthritis of the wrist and the distal radio-ulnar joint (prevalence and radiological patterns)

 

Research on the surgical therapy of osteoarthritis of the trapeziometacarpal, radiocarpal and distal radioulnar joints

 

Research on the treatment of distal radius fractures based on 3D CT analysis

 

Evaluation of the surgical treatment for malunion of distal radius fractures

 

Research into the correlation between synovial pulse cysts and carpal instability

 

Follow-up of tetraplegic patients who had surgery to improve hand function

 

Aptis prosthesis: clinical evaluations

 

Evaluation of the treatment of arm and thumb amputations with osseointegrated prostheses and prostheses that can be controlled electronically (targeted muscle memory)

 

Research into the rehabilitation of disorders after surgery for lesions of the brachial plexus

Publications

 

Questions?

  • Birgit Donck, study nurse

birgit.donck@uzgent.be

tel. +32 9 332 54 96

 

  • Patricia Geirnaert, study nurse

patricia.geirnaert@uzgent.be

tel. +32 9 332 57 18