Shoulder Elbow Platform

A novel diagnostic method to assess the influence of bony lesions in traumatic recurrent anterior shoulder instability

Hanneke Weel , Peter Krekel , W. Jaap Willems , Derek van Deurzen 

Presentation September 17, Istanbul, SECEC 2014


Welcome to the website of the Shoulderelbow Platform,

The Shoulderelbow Platform is founded to stimulate, educate and facilitate MD PhD candidates and Orthopaedic Residents with a special interest in the Shoulder and Elbow. is founded by Michel van den Bekerom and Derek van Deurzen; Orthopaedic Surgeons specialized in Shoulder & Elbow pathology. Wouter Mallee, Job Doornberg, Diederik Meijer, Femke Claessen and Hassanin Alkaduhimi helped with developing this platform.

The goals of the Shoulderelbow Platform are to: (1) facilitate online interobserver reliability and diagnostic accuracy studies in the field of orthopedic Shoulder and Elbow injuries; (2) offer a platform to educate Residents by first collaborating in these studies and credited as a co-author; and (3) as well as to stimulate and educate Residents to take the lead in this type of research and so formalize their curiosity by taking the first steps in the exiting world of Shoulder and Elbow Orthopaedic research. 

This scientific platform is a worldwide collaboration of experts in the field, that all have the same goal: Improving the understanding of shoulder and elbow pathology and improving care for patients.  The goal of the shoulderelbowplatform Study Group is to perform 4-8 studies each year. The outcome of these studies will be published in peer reviewed journals. If you are interested please follow the link above.


Accepted manuscripts 

Osteochondritis dissecans of the humeral capitellum: reliability of four classification systems using radiographs and computed tomography.

Claessen FM, van den Ende KI, Doornberg JN, Guitton TG, Eygendaal D, van den Bekerom MP; Shoulder and Elbow Platform & Science of Variation Group

J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015;24(10):1613-8


Tension band wiring for simple olecranon fractures: evaluation of surgical technique.

Claessen FM, van den Bekerom MP, van Dijk CN, Carel Goslings J, Kerkhoffs GM, Doornberg JN; Shoulder elbow platform

J Orthop Traumatol. 2017 Feb 28 


Submitted manuscripts

Interobserver Reliability in Staging and Managing Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Capitellum using Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Bexkens R, Simeone J, Eygendaal D, van den Bekerom MPJ, Oh L, Shoulder and Elbow Platform


Great Variation and Little Consensus on Operative Management of Gleno-Humeral Osteoarthritis.

Geervliet PG, Somford MP, Doornberg JN, Verborgt O, DeWilde L, van den Bekerom MPJ, van Deurzen DFP, Shoulder and Elbow Platform


Fixation of Paediatric Supracondylar Humeral Fractures: Evaluation of the Surgical Technique.

Dekker AE, Doornberg JN, Krijnen P, Wolterbeek R, Meijer D, van den Bekerom MPJ, Schipper IB, Shoulder and Elbow Platform


Inter-observer Reliability of Radiographic Assessment in Press-fit Bipolar Radial Head Arthroplasty

Bexkens R, Claessen FMAP, Kodde IF, Oh LS, Eygendaal D, van den Bekerom MPJ, Shoulder and Elbow Platform


Reliability of Classifications for Rotator Cuff Calcifying Tendinopathy

Louwerens JKG, Claessen FMAP, Sierevelt IN, van den Bekerom MPJ, van Noort A, Shoulder and Elbow Platform


Does management of Greater Tuberosity Fractures change with an additional radiograph one week after trauma?

Hagemeijer N, Amaijar I, Janssen SJ, Scholtes VAB, van den Bekerom MPJ, van Deurzen DFP, Shoulder and Elbow Platform


Radiographs used as a diagnostic for rotator cuff tears compared with arthroscopy: a new perspective.

Van der Reijden JJ, van den Bekerom MPJ, Somford MP, Doornberg JN, van den Borne MPJ, Shoulder and Elbow Platform  


Current studies:

Inter-observer variability in diagnosing and managing Hill-Sachs lesions

Alkaduhimi H, Saarig A, Ammajar I, van der Linde JA, Willigenburg NW, van den Bekerom MPJ


Interobserver Reliability in Diagnosing Distal Triceps Tendon Tears using Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Hilgersom NF, Oh LS, NESES


Following studies:

Surgical Decision Making in Shoulder Instability: Non-operative versus Arthroscopic Bankart Repair versus Open Bankart Repair versus Latarjet procedure

Alkaduhimi H, Hilgersom NF, Oh LS

Surgical Decision Making in (Collegiate) Baseball Players  with (asymptomatic) Labral Tears on MRI

Alkaduhimi H, Hilgersom NF, Oh LS