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PhD THESIS (2016):


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



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. 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, 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/Veldhoven,
               The Netherlands

Director of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program
             Máxima Medical Center Eindhoven/Veldhoven, 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
            Cooperatie Orthopedie Groot Eindhoven

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

Course Director Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty Courses 2020
              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 B&SIS Post-HBO knee courses. Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Faculty Progress Educations. Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Guest Lecturer 
              Fontys University of Applied Sciences; 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

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




Board of directors

Supervisory Board

Scientific Committee

Member Organizing committee

Review board

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

Co-Supervisor PhD


Advisory board

Member PhD committee / PhD jury

Member MSc committee  


Badge of Honor Netherlands Orthopaedic Association (NOV) 2005
Mednet Top Orthopaedic Surgeon Award (2011-2013)
Top 3 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)
Wirk 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


RPA Janssen, MD PhD Prof
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedic Associates Eindhoven Greater Area
Orthopedic Center Máxima
Máxima Medical Center (MMC)

Visiting adress MMC Eindhoven:
Ds. Th. Fliednerstraat 1
Ingang Zuid
5631 BM  Eindhoven
The Netherlands 
(outpatient clinic and surgery)

Visiting adress MMC Veldhoven:
De Run 4600
5504 DB  Veldhoven
The Netherlands
(Outpatient clinic)

Mail adress:
Postbus 90052
5600 PD  Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Tel. 0031 (0)40 88 88 600
(Call center Orthopedie)

Fax: 0031 (0)40 88 85 938

Orthopaedic Associates Eindhoven Greater Area
Máxima Medical Center
Eindhoven University of Technology
Fontys University of Applied Sciences

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