Webinar with the Orthopaedic Academy

Displaced radial neck and head fractures: plates versus screws

Mr Lee Van Rensburg, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Addenbrooke’s Hospital
Dr Roger van Riet, Elbow Surgeon, University of Antwerp

Target audience: Consultants, Registrars, SAS surgeons, SHOs, Students



Mr Lee Van Rensburg, Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon, Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Lee Van Rensburg is a consultant trauma and orthopaedic surgeon.
His particular area of interest is disorders of the upper limb, particularly shoulder and elbow disorders.
He also has a special interest in trauma.

He holds a full time consultant post in trauma and orthopaedics, based at Addenbrooke’s hospital, part of the Cambridge Hospitals NHS trust. He consults and operates at the Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital and the
Nuffield Hospital in Cambridge.

He completed his primary medical training in 1993 at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. After moving to the United Kingdom in 1996, he completed his basic surgical training at West Suffolk Hospital, Bury St Edmunds and completed his higher surgical training on the East Anglian orthopaedic rotation (Cambridge) in 2005. He undertook a fellowship predominantly in trauma at the Alfred hospital, Melbourne in 2006.

Dr Roger van Riet, Elbow Surgeon, University of Antwerp

Prof. Dr. Roger van Riet received his medical degree from the University of Antwerp and completed his orthopaedic residency at the University Hospital of Antwerp. Prior to this he completed a bachelor in physiotherapy in Eindhoven in the Netherlands. He has published over 100 peer reviewed papers on elbow surgery and more than 50 book chapters besides being Associate Editor at Shoulder & Elbow, Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery and the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery EST.

Prof. Dr. van Riet was a research fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN (2001-2002) and completed his PhD in 2004, from research on the radial head. He was an upper extremity fellow at Monash University, Melbourne (2005) and the Royal Adelaide Hospital (2006) in Australia and again at the Mayo Clinic in 2008.

Since 2008, he has worked as an elbow surgeon and fellowship director at AZ Monica, Orthopedic Center Antwerp and the Antwerp University Hospital in Antwerp, Belgium. He is a guest Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of Antwerp. As a dedicated elbow surgeon he performs approximately 900 elbow surgeries every year.

Prof. Dr. van Riet is a former president of the Belgian Elbow and Shoulder Society and a current member of the board. He is chair of the Rehab Committee at the European Shoulder and Elbow Society and member of the executive committee.