This focused issue on “Emerging Trends in Elbow Injury, Pathology and Treatment” is edited by Dr. Spencer Lake, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA.
Spencer Lake’s research focuses on soft tissue biomechanics, with an emphasis on orthopaedic tissues, such as tendon and ligament. His research uses a multiscale experimental and computational approach to evaluate the in vivo loading environment, tissue properties, and microstructural structure-function relationships of tissues that function in complex physiologic environments.
- Focused issue outline:
- Emerging Trends in Elbow Injury, Pathology and Treatment
- Arthritis in the Elbow Joint: Types, Diagnostic Tools and Treatment Options
- Biologically-Based Non-Surgical Treatments for Elbow Conditions
- Elbow Instablity and Misalignment: Causes, Treatments and Outcomes
- Elbow Arthroplasty: Indications, Options and Outcomes
- Emerging Topics in Elbow Trauma and Fracture
- The Use of Animal Models to Study Elbow Injury/Pathology
- Elbow Pain: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments
- Ligament Injury in the Elbow: Current Trends for Treatment
- Biomechanical Consequences of Elbow Injury and Prosthesis Reconstruction
- Surgical Treatment Strategies for Stiffness and Heterotopic Ossification of the Elbow
- Computational Approaches to Study Elbow Biomechanics