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Research project


Research towards individualized treatment recommendation in patients with an anterior cruciate ligament rupture.

What we do

About our project

An anterior cruciate ligament rupture is a very common injury in the sports active population. The ligament is important for the stability in the knee joint. There roughly are two possible treatments:

  • Physical therapy
  • Reconstruction

It is sometimes hard in daily practice to choose the best treatment for an individual patient. Because of this, there is a lot of cross-over between the two possible treatment strategies. This causes a delay for the right treatment to start.

In the ROTATE-trial we are researching how to come to the most optimal treatment strategy for the individual patient.

Funds & Grants



Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management,

Erasmus MC University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Dr. D.E. Meuffels
Martini Ziekenhuis, Groningen, Dr. R. Brouwer
Máxima MC, Eindhoven, Dr. R. Janssen
St Antonius Ziekenhuis, Nieuwegein, Drs. J.A.C.  Zijl
Noordwest Ziekenhuisgroep, Alkmaar, Dr. D.J. Hofstee
Tergooi Ziekenhuizen, Hilversum, Dr. R. Riedijk
Haaglanden Medisch Centrum (HMC): Dr. E.R.A. van Arkel.
Reinier Haga Orthopedisch Centrum (RHOC): Drs. A.R. Langeveld
Isala ziekenhuis: Dr. R.G. Zuurmond
Annatommie MC:  Drs. M. van Ree

Our team