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Bij hardlopen wordt de knie belast met 6x uw lichaamsgewicht bij elke stap

Máxima Medisch Centrum

Value-Based Health Care

ESSKA Accredited Teacher

Orthopedie Groot Eindhoven

Goede uitleg is essentieel voor juiste keuze behandeling


Voorste kruisbandreconstructie

Achterste kruisbandletsel

Zorg op maat

YouTube kanaal dr RPA Janssen

Internationaal wetenschappelijk onderzoek

Kruisbandoperaties knie

RPA Janssen MD PhD


Waardegedreven zorg

Last van knie-artrose?

Spreekuur / Policlinique / Outpatient clinic

Nederlandse Vereniging voor Arthroscopie

Máxima Medisch Centrum

Kruisbandoperaties bij kinderen

Veel pijn bij ernstige knie-artrose?

Samen met uw arts gekozen voor een knie-operatie?

Eenzijdige knie-artrose knie en actief leven?

Máxima Medisch Centrum Eindhoven-Veldhoven

Kwaliteit van leven

Samen kiezen voor de beste behandeling

Sporten met plezier

Oplossingen voor de lange termijn

Associate Professor Knee Reconstruction


Kneecap pain is a regular occurrence in fitness knee rehabilitation

Knee osteoarthritis

Cycling wise?


When running, the knee is loaded with 6x your body weight with each step

Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy versus physical therapy for traumatic meniscal tears in a young study population: a randomised controlled trial

Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare outcomes from...

Sabine J A van der Graaff, Susanne M Eijgenraam, Duncan E Meuffels, Eline M van Es, Jan A N Verhaar, Dirk Jan Hofstee, Kiem Gie Auw Yang, Julia C A Noorduyn, Ewoud R A van Arkel, Igor C J B van den Brand, Rob P A Janssen, Wai-Yan Liu, Sita M A Bierma-Zeinstra, Max Reijman
British Journal of Sports Medicine. E-pub ahead of print - 8 Jun 2022.
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A tailored intervention does not reduce low value MRI’s and arthroscopies in degenerative knee disease when the secular time trend is taken into account: a difference-in-difference analysis

Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness...

T. Rietbergen, P.J. Marang-van de Mheen, J. de Graaf, R.L. Diercks, R.P.A. Janssen, H.M.J. van der Linden-van der Zwaag, M.E. van den Akker-van Marle, E.W. Steyerberg, R.G.H.H. Nelissen, L. van Bodegom-Vos (Corresponding author), P. Pander, D.J. Hofstee, R.C.I. van Geenen, K.L.M. Koenraadt, J. P.A.H. Onderwater, Y. V. Kleinlugtenbelt, T. Gosens, T.V.S. Klos, P. C. Rijk, B. DijkstraShow lessA.V.C.M. Zeegers, R.A.G. Hoogeslag, M.H.A. Huis in't Veld, A.A. Polak, N.R. Paulino Pereira, T.M.J.S. Vervest, H.C. van der Veen, N. Lopuhaä
Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, E-pub ahead of print - 7 Apr 2022.
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Basketball competition

Lesions of the meniscus and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) often occur in pivoting sports such as football, field hockey and indoor sports. ACL ruptures occur up to 6 times more frequently in women than men. The injury occurs both in children and adults. Adequate treatment of ligament and meniscal injuries is essential for return to daily activities and sports. This treatment is often stepwise. Meniscal ruptures may sometimes be repaired, especially important in children and young adults. Survival of the meniscus is important for loading of the knee as well as prevention of osteoarthritis in the long run. Reconstruction of the ACL is still a topic of scientific debate. Illustrated is a case of an 11 year old girl who ruptured both medial and lateral mensicus as well as her anterior cruciate ligament.

Before I had this knee injury, I played basketball and rode horse back. I had no knee complaints until I got knocked over during a basketball match. I fell on my knee. This was may 2007. It took a while before I went to the doctor. Due to a persistent feeling of giving way, we went to the family physician. He sent us to a physiotherapist who told us to go the hospital. There, we first made X-rays. Nothing wrong on the X-ray so an MRI was made. After that, I needed surgery as soon as possible.

Part of my meniscus was removed, another part was repaired by sutures. My anterior cruciate ligament was ruptured. At that time, I did not realize that I had a very serious knee injury. I thought: if I do what they say, it will soon be over. But when I went back to school and was not allowed to play sports, well, I had lots of free time. I had to wear a knee brace for 2,5 years because my knee felt unstable. It was difficult at the start but I did get used to it after a while. I have now had my second surgery and my anterior cruciate ligament is reconstructed. It went very well. I am still in rehabilitation but am allowed to swim and ride horseback again. I am very grateful that I can do all this again. One thing is for sure, I don’t miss the brace!

Thanks dr Janssen.