My research interest involve cost-effectiveness studies in the field of orthopaedic surgery related interventions of musculoskeletal conditions.
My expertise and interest are broad, meaning in all three rescearch lines of the department.
Education and career
PhD Erasmus MC, december 2004
I am working at the department of Orthopaedics since November 2004
I am actively involved in Consortium Orthopedic REsearch (CORE)
Current research projects
Should a traumatic meniscal tear be resected? STARR study
Should a patient with medial knee osteoarthritis be operated? BvO study
PaTIO study : PhysiotherApeutic Treat-to-target Intervention after Orthopaedic surgery
Should a patient with a suspected scaphoid fracture be treated with cast? SUSPECT study
Accuracy of achieved correction of open versus closed wedge high tibial osteotomies, with locking plate fixation. HTO study
Dorsal spondylodesis in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis: proximal fixation with screws versus claw construct. FIXIT study
How should we treat a patient with a distal radius fracture after closed reduction? CAST study
Which patient with an anterior cruciate ligament rupture will need a surgical reconstruction?