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

Anterior cruciate ligament (2)

A young sportswoman (24 years old) describes her experiences of anterior cruciate ligament surgery after twisting the knee in soccer.

It has now been a year since I tore my anterior cruciate ligament. During a football game I swerved in front of my opponent and my lower leg remained standing. It hurt a lot and didn’t feel right. From the football field I was immediately taken to the emergency room. Due to the severe pain and swelling, a proper diagnosis could not yet be made.
A later MRI scan showed that the anterior cruciate ligament was torn. The advice: rest even more and start with physiotherapy to reduce the fluid in the knee. The orthopedist referred me to Dr. Janssen. In the meantime I have started working on exercises for my knee and cycling. I was able to walk and move again without restrictions or pain.
Three months later it was time. My cruciate ligament was replaced by my hamstring tendon. The operation had gone very well. My meniscus and cartilage still looked very good. A good omen for the subsequent recovery. It was difficult to be as dependent and immobile as before after surgery. Nevertheless, I was looking forward to it and was super motivated to recover as quickly as possible. Every session at the physio I was able to do a little more. I started with small strength exercises, cycling and learning to walk well. Strength training, stepping, running and balance exercises followed. I also kicked my first ball on the soccer field after a few months. That was a nice feeling.
Also dr. Janssen was very satisfied. At the third appointment (5 months after the operation) I was told that the cruciate ligament is completely ‘the old’ again. With this confidence I will return to work as a defender at my club. With a lot of perseverance, patience and a good doctor I am back to my old level!