Professor Roger van Riet is a leading orthopaedic elbow surgeon in London who specialises in elbow arthroscopy, sports injuries, fractures, dislocations, instability and arthritis related to the elbow. He has treated elbow injuries in many international athletes, including Olympic and world champions. He is well recognised for the development of his technique to repair and reconstruct the unstable elbow as well as tendon repairs around the elbow.
Professor van Riet received his degree in medicine from the University of Antwerp in 2001. Prior to this he completed a bachelor in physiotherapy in Eindhoven, the Netherlands and worked as a physiotherapist in the Netherlands, Germany and the UK.
He was a research fellow at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN until 2002, which is when he started his orthopaedic training at the University of Antwerp. In 2004, Professor van Riet completed his PhD on the radial head performed at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Antwerp. Professor van Riet was an upper extremity fellow at Monash University in Melbourne in 2005 and at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 2006 and again at the Mayo Clinic in 2008. After this Professor van Riet started work as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, specializing in elbow surgery.
Professor van Riet also works at the world renowned Orthopaedic Center Antwerp of AZ Monica and is a visiting professor at the University Hospital Antwerp. He has published more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and contributed to more than 50 book chapters. He has presented more than 500 times on elbow topics in international conferences in 30 countries.
He was the president of the Belgian Elbow and Shoulder Society, chair of the rehab committee and executive member of the board of the European Shoulder and Elbow Society.