Fietsen verstandig?


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



  • International School of ManilaPhilippines



  • Royal Dutch Army Medical Corps
    Center for United Nations Peacekeeping Operations (Ossendrecht, The Netherlands)


  • Sint Maartens Gasthuis Hospital Venlo, The Netherlands 
  • Sint Joseph Hospital Veldhoven The Netherlands 
  • Maastricht University Medical Center Maastricht, The Netherlands 
  • Máxima Medical Center Veldhoven, The Netherlands


PhD THESIS (2016):

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction & Accelerated Rehabilitation. Hamstring Tendons, Remodelling and Osteoarthritis
    Supervisor Prof L van Rhijn MD, PhD
    Co-supervisor JBA van Mourik MD, PhD


  • Value Measurement for Health Care (Prof. Michael Porter, Prof. Robert Kaplan) Harvard Business School
    Harvard University. Cambridge (MA), USA

GLOBAL GCP CERTIFICATION (Good Clinical Practice 2011, 2017, 2021)




  • MMC Academy

After my orthopaedic surgical training, I received additional education in various (inter)national knee centers for specialization in all treatment modalities of the knee joint. Since 2006, I am a full time knee specialist in the Orthopaedic Center Máxima Eindhoven/Veldhoven, The Netherlands. I treat (high level) sports injuries, traumatic disorders, meniscus and cruciate ligament lesions, multi-ligament injuries, cartilage disorders and osteoarthritis of the knee.

I am associated with 16 other higly specialized orthopaedic surgeons in the Orthopaedic Associates Eindhoven Greater Area. The advantage of a large association is the high standard of medical care for patients. I have a great interest in Value-Based Health Care. In 2019, I have been appointed Professor Value-Based Health Care at Fontys University of Applied Sciences. My orthopaedic private practice is located at Máxima Medical Center Eindhoven/Veldhoven, The Netherlands. My knee practice is a national tertiary referral center for disorders of the cruciate ligaments, complex ligament injuries and pediatric cruciate ligament injuries for adults and children. We are a referral center for Dutch olympic athletes, professional football (Royal Dutch Football Association-KNVB) and various other sports associations. Máxima Medical Center is a national STZ Expertise Center for Knee-Instability for adults and pediatric knee injuries (STZ = Association of Top Clinical Hospitals) and 1 of the 12 certified Top Sport Centers in The Netherlands (TMS certified). I am chair the ESSKA PAMI research center at Máxima Medical Center.

Besides my knee practice, I am involved in scientific research and teaching on various subjects on knee, sports and trauma. I have a special scientific interest in the cruciate ligament remodelling and pediatric cruciate ligament injuries. In 2016, I received my PhD title on the thesis Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction & Accelerated Rehabilitation. Hamstring Tendons, Remodelling and Osteoarthritis at Maastricht University, The Netherlands (see Publications). In 2019, I was appointed Associate Professor Knee Reconstruction at the Eindhoven University of Technology. Fields of interst are the Digital Twin Knee, ACL graft remodelling & rehabilitation and value-based personalized knee care. I am co-author of national guidelines on anterior cruciate knee injuries, complex knee injuries and knee rehabilitation as well as co-supervisor of various knee PhD projects.

I am the director of the Orthopaedic Residency Program at Máxima Medical Center Eindhoven-Veldhoven and Catharina Hospital, The Netherlands. I am also a partner in the Sports Clinical Expertise Center and course director of the annual international Arthroscopy&Arthroplasty Courses Utrecht (The Netherlands). I lecture and instruct various surgical techniques on cruciate and ligament surgery in (inter)national ISAKOS & ESSKA approved courses, at Masters and Post-Masters Physiotherapy Schools. I am an ESSKA accredited teacher. I have been awarded the Mednet Top Physician Orthopaedic Surgeon Award in 2011, 2012 & 2013 as well as Best Director of Residency Program 2018 in the Netherlands.


Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedic Associates Eindhoven Greater Area
              Máxima Medical Center Eindhoven/VeldhovenThe Netherlands

Director of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program  
              Máxima Medical Center Eindhoven/Veldhoven
, The Netherlands
              Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
              Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Professor Value-Based-Health Care
               Fontys University of Applied Sciences, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Associate Professor Knee Reconstruction
               Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands

Chair STZ Center of Expertise for Complex Knee Injuries in Adults and Children
               Máxima Medical Center Eindhoven/Veldhoven, The Netherlands

Chair ESSKA-PAMI Research Center Máxima MC
               Máxima Medical Center Eindhoven/Veldhoven, The Netherlands

Chair Knee Taskforce
                Coöperatie Orthopedie Groot Eindhoven

Board member Scientific Foundations (Treasurer)
                Stichting AA Onderzoek en Wetenschap; Eindhoven, The Netherlands
                Medische Arthroscopie en Endoscopie Stichting (MAES); Utrecht, The Netherlands

Course Director Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty Courses
                Utrecht, The Netherlands

Member Committee on Guidelines ACL representing Dutch Arthroscopy Society
                Federation Medical Specialists (FMS). Utrecht, The Netherlands 

Member Taskforce Artificial Intelligence & taskforce Knee
                Dutch Orthopaedic Society (Nederlandse Orthopaedische Vereniging-NOV)

National knee consultant Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB)

ESSKA accredited teacher
                 European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery & Arthroscopy

Faculty / guest lecturer
                Fontys University of Applied Sciences; Eindhoven, The Netherlands
                SOMT University of Physiotherapy, Amersfoort, The Netherlands                 
                B&SIS Post-HBO knee courses. Eindhoven, The Netherlands
                Progress Educations. Eindhoven, The Netherlands

 Scientific researcher and co-supervisor PhD projects

Reviewer and moderator (inter)national peer-reviewed journals & congress (NVA, ESSKA)

Scientific member PaTIO study group, CREDO study group, ROTATE study group

Member Committees Máxima Medical Center, Eindhoven-Veldhoven, The Netherlands:
Vitality Center
Residency Programs




  • Dutch Arthroscopy Society (NVA) 2011-2014
  • Orthopaedic Associates Eindhoven Greater Area, The Netherlands 2014
  • Merger team Orthopaedic Associates Eindhoven Greater Area, The Netherlands 2008-2011
  • International ACL Study Day 2005. Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Netherlands Orthopaedic Association (NOV) Annual Congres 2005. Eindhoven, The Netherlands
  • Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty Utrecht Courses 2017-2023, The Netherlands

Board of directors

  • ATLS Netherlands (representative of Netherlands Orthopaedic Society-NOV) 2007-2014
  • ​Board member Orthopaedic Associates Eindhoven Greater Area (Treasurer) 2011-2018
  • Regional Orthopaedic Residency Board of Directors (ROGO-ZUID) 2015-2022

Supervisory Board

  • Foundation FitVeldhoven (The Netherlands) 2019-2021

Scientific Committee

  • ESSKA Congress 2016 Barcelona (Spain)
  • ​​ESSKA Congress 2018 Glasgow (Scotland)
  • EORS Congress 2019 Maastricht (The Netherlands)

Member Organizing committee

  • Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty 2008-2023. Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • ​​IMUKA Congress 2009, 2011, 2012. Maastricht, The Netherlands

Review board

  • Evidence Based Statement Rehabilitation after ACL Reconstruction
       Royal Dutch Physiotherapy Association – KNGF
       Representative of the Netherlands Orthopaedic Association (NOV)  
  • Evidence Based Statement The Acute Knee
       Royal Dutch Physiotherapy Association – KNGF
       Representative of the Dutch Arthroscopy Society (NVA) & NOV 
  • Trauma Evaluation and Management; 3rd Edition (TEAM-American College of Surgeons)
  • HACK2IMPACT2022 Health@Home Jury member (Hackathon TUe & MIT. May 22, 2022)

PhD Candidate
       CAPHRI School for Public Health and Primary Care
           Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Co-Supervisor PhD

  • Jaap J. Tolk. Expectations and Outcome in Knee & Hip Arthroplasty. PhD Thesis. Erasmus Universiteit (Rotterdam, June 2, 2020)
  • Martijn Dietvorst. Anterior cruciate ligament injuries in children and adolescents. PhD Thesis. Universiteit Maastricht (Maastricht February 10, 2023)


  • Deputy Director of Orthopaedic Residency Program (2008-2016)
      Máxima Medical Center Eindhoven-Veldhoven, The Netherlands
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support instructor
    Advanced Life Support Group; Tilburg, The Netherlands (2000-2018)
  • Co-chair Hospital Residency Program Committee
      Máxima Medical Center, Eindhoven-Veldhoven, The Netherlands

 Advisory board

  • Fontys University of Applied Sciences (2014-2019)

Member PhD committee / PhD jury

  • MGM Schotanus. A novel perspective in total knee arthroplasty the patient specific instrumentation.Maastricht University, The Netherlands, November 16, 2018
  • DDP Berghmans. Functions and physical functioning after total knee arthroplasty surgery.Maastricht University, The Netherlands, November 22, 2019
  • TGC Timmers. Patient empowerment through timely information.Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, The Netherlands, October 1, 2021
  • JPJ van der List. Arthroscopic primary repair of the anterior cruciate ligament: rationale, patient selection and early outcomes. University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, November 4, 2021
  • M van Vijven. A multi-scale investigation of tendon- and ligament disorders. Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands, December 8, 2021
  • RAG Hoogeslag. Anterior cruciate ligament repair. The quest continues… Technische Universiteit Twente, The Netherlands (09-11-2022)
  • KSR van Kuijk. Cruciate ligament rupture and the role of radiological knee shape. Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands (March 29, 2023)
  • LJHJ Theunissen. Implementing a value-driven care model for atrial fibrillation. Eindhoven University of Technology (30-06-2023)

Member MSc committee  

  • Despina Stefanoska. Mechanical behaviour of human hamstring tendons used as autografts in ACL reconstructions. Dept of Biomechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology (April 6, 2018)
  • Janne Spierings. A novel concept in ACL reconstruction surgery: an off-the -shelf decellularized and sterilized bone-ACL allograft. Dept of Biomechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology (December 11, 2020)
  • Pieter G. Zwerver. Younger and Riskier: an in vitro graft model to investigate the higher risk of ACL-graft rupture in younger patients. Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology (April 30, 2021)
  • Wietske A.K. Velthuijs. A decellularized and sterilized human meniscus allograft. Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology (November 17, 2021)
  • Rebecca Gilsing. Identifying ACL graft biological properties associated to a higher rerupture risk with younger age. Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology (21-07-2022)
  • Antonio van der Lande. First steps towards the digital twin of the knee. Predicting graft performance for ACL reconstruction surgery. Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology (18-11-2022)
  • Lisa D. Geomini. The effect of decellularized autografts on macrophage polarization after ACL reconstruction. Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology (21-11-2023) 

Badge of Honor Netherlands Orthopaedic Association (NOV) 2005
Mednet Top Orthopaedic Surgeon Award (2011-2013)
Best director of residency program in the Netherlands @Opleidingsprijs2018

European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)
European Orthopaedic Research Society (EORS)
Netherlands Orthopaedic Association (NOV)
Knee Study Group (Netherlands Orthopaedic Association-NOV)
Work group Artificial Intelligence (Netherlands Orthopaedic Association-NOV)
Dutch Arthroscopy Society (NVA)
Netherlands Association of Sports Medicine (VSG)
Federation of Medical Specialists (FMS)
Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG)
Maastricht University Alumni Association