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A.K.E. (Adinda) Mailuhu

PhD Student

  • Department
  • General Practice
  • Focus area
  • Acute lateral ankle sprains in primary care



Adinda Mailuhu is a PhD student and general practitioner (GP). After finishing her medical degree in 2012 at the Erasmus University Medical Centre, she worked as a resident at the emergency department of Franciscus Hospital in Roosendaal, The Netherlands.

She started her PhD in 2014 and in 2015 she started her first year as a general practitioner in training at a general practice in Roosendaal. She graduated as a GP in May 2019 and is working as a GP in different practices in the area of Rotterdam. In August 2018 she received her master’s in clinical epidemiology at NIHES.

The focus of her PhD project is the treatment and prognosis of acute lateral ankle sprains in primary care. She performed a randomized controlled trial to examine the effectiveness of an unsupervised neuromuscular training program for the treatment of acute lateral ankle sprains (trAPP-study). In addition, she studied the long-term course and prognosis of patients with acute lateral ankle sprains in general practice and evaluated subgroup characteristics of patients with chronic ankle instability. In collaboration with Codarts (University of the Arts in Dance and Music) she also examined the incidence of and risk factors for ankle injuries among dance students.

She presented her trial design at the Sports Medicine Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark and at a national congress. She also presented results from a long-term follow-up study on factors associated with persistent complaints after a lateral ankle sprain at a national congress, the International Ankle Symposium in Dublin, Ireland and in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA.


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Teaching activities

From 2016 until 2018 she was actively involved in guiding and assisting first year students as a tutor and coach, and teaching in ‘clinical reasoning’ at the faculty of Medicine. As a GP, she gives several courses to general practice assistants.

Other positions

General practitioner