“TRAUMA AND SPORTS INJURIES OF THE ELBOW”
This thesis deals with current issues in the management of trauma and sports injuries of the elbow. Common sports injuries of the elbow involve ruptures of the distal biceps tendon and the ulnar collateral ligament. Various surgical techniques in their treatment are discussed. The radial head is most frequently fractured after trauma of the elbow and may require operative fixation or replacement by prosthesis. Different kinds of radial head prosthesis are critically evaluated and compared.
Izaäk Frederik (Sjaak) Kodde, was born in Krimpen aan de Lek, on May 18, 1984. After graduating from high school (VWO, Comenius College, Capelle aan den IJssel) in 2002, he studied technical business administration for one year. The next year he started studying medicine at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, and had a short internship abroad at Harefield Heart Science Centre, Imperial College London (UK) where he discovered his interest in scientific research. He especially enjoyed the times of his internships in Tilburg, after which he visited Cape Town (South Africa) for clinical internships and research at the Trauma Unit of Groote Schuur Hospital (prof. dr. Andrew Nicol). During these 7 months in Africa his enthusiasm for trauma and orthopedics was born. In 2009 he started as surgical resident in Breda (dr. Lijckle van der Laan) and made the first plans for this thesis with prof. dr. Denise Eygendaal. In 2012 he was accepted for his residency in orthopedic surgery by his supervisor prof. dr. C. Niek van Dijk. Parts of his training in orthopedic surgery were performed at the orthopedic departments of Academic Medical Center Amsterdam (prof. dr. C. Niek van Dijk), Slotervaart Hospital (dr. Harm van der Vis) and Amphia Hospital (prof. dr. Denise Eygendaal). He will finish his training at the Academic Medical Center Amsterdam in 2018.