Rob P.A. Janssen

MD, PhD, Prof, dr.

  • 267 Citations
1993 …2020

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Personal profile

Quote

"Combining fundamental scientific research with orthopaedic clinical practice is like eating 'Surf & Turf'. They may seem different, but translational research raises their level of excellence." 

Research profile

Rob Janssen is Associate Professor in Knee Reconstruction in the Orthopaedic Biomechanics group in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He has been involved in clinical and fundamental research since 1998, focusing on complex knee injuries, sports medicine, traumatic ligament injuries, cartilage and osteoarthritis. Janssen co-authored various national knee guidelines for doctors and physiotherapists. 

Janssen has a special interest in translational research – using fundamental research results to generate meaningful health outcomes – on the topic of remodeling of human tendon autografts in anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. His research ambition is to develop biomechanical, biological and imaging models for personalized medicine in adult and pediatric anterior cruciate ligament knee reconstructions. 

Janssen also has a private practice as an orthopedic knee surgeon at Máxima Orthopedic Center, a tertiary referral center for knee ligament injuries in the Netherlands. There, he treats elite sports injuries, traumatic disorders, meniscus and cruciate ligament lesions, multi-ligament injuries, cartilage disorders and osteoarthritis of the knee. Janssen also works as knee consultant for the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB). 

Academic background

Rob Janssen studied Medicine in France, the USA and the Netherlands. He obtained his MD degree in 1994 and then trained as an orthopedic surgeon. Since 2002, Janssen is consultant orthopedic knee surgeon at Máxima Medical Center, where he chairs the tertiary referral STZ Center of Expertise for Complex Knee Injuries and the European ESSKA PAMI Research Center for Pediatric ACL Injuries. 

In 2016, Janssen obtained his PhD at Maastricht University and was appointed Director of the Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program at Máxima Medical Center. In 2017, he studied Value Measurement in Health Care at Harvard Business School, USA. In April 2019, Janssen was appointed Professor Value-Based Health Care at Fontys University of Applied Sciences. In November 2019, Janssen joined TU/e as Associate Professor in Knee Reconstruction. 

Chair

  • Chair STZ Center of Expertise for Complex Knee Injuries and European PAMI Research Center for Pediatric ACL Injuries, Máxima Medical Center
  • Course Director Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty Courses, Utrecht University School of Medicine
  • Professor Value-Based Health Care, Fontys University of Applied Sciences

External positions

Professor Value-Based Health Care, Fontys University of Applied Sciences

1 Apr 2019 → …

Chair STZ Center of Expertise for Complex Knee Injuries, Maxima Medical Centre

1 Dec 2018 → …

Chair European ESSKA PAMI Research Center Pediatric ACL Injuries, Maxima Medical Centre

1 Jul 2018 → …

Course Director Arthroscopy & Arthroplasty Utrecht Courses, University Medical Center Utrecht

1 Jul 2017 → …

Director of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, Maxima Medical Centre

1 Jun 2016 → …

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Maxima Medical Centre

1 Jun 2002 → …

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Research Output

De invloed van verwachtingsmanagement op postoperatieve tevredenheid van totale knieprothese patiënten, een gerandomiseerde gecontroleerde studie: de EKSPECT-studie

Translated title of the contribution: The influence of expectation management on postoperative satisfaction in total knee arthroplasty patients, a randomized controlled study: The EKSPECT-studyTolk, J. J., Janssen, R. P. A., Bierma-Zeinstra, S. M. A., Runhaar, J., van der Steen, M. C. & Reijman, M., 26 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press).

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Development of preoperative prediction models for pain and functional outcome after total knee arthroplasty using the Dutch arthroplasty register data

Tolk, J. J., Waarsing, J. E. H., Janssen, R. P. A., van Steenbergen, L. N., Bierma-Zeinstra, S. M. A. & Reijman, M., Mar 2020, In : Journal of Arthroplasty. 35, 3, p. 690-698

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Knie: nieuwe inzichten behandeling kruisband- en meniscusletsels bij kinderen

    Translated title of the contribution: Knee: new insights in treatment of anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus injuries in childrenJanssen, R. P. A., 2020.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Patiënt-specifieke biologische eigenschappen om klinische uitkomst van voorste kruisbandreconstructies te voorspellen: een in vitro micro-weefselplatform

    van Vijven, M., van Groningen, B., Kimenai, J. N., van der Steen, MC., van Doeselaar, M., Janssen, R. P. A., Ito, K. & Foolen, J., 26 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    Prevalence and predictability of kinesiophobia after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

    Theunissen, W. W. E. S., van der Steen, M. C., Liu, W. Y. & Janssen, R. P. A., 2020, (Accepted/In press).

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

    Prizes

    ASIA / IPD 2017 (KIVI) Educational Knee Simulator

    Martijn van Lith (Recipient), Rick Tielen (Recipient), Tim Faber (Recipient), Thijs Custers (Recipient), Demi Römkes (Recipient), Sjoerd Peters (Recipient), Theo Beljaars (Recipient), Sonja Voorn (Recipient) & Rob P.A. Janssen (Recipient), 5 Jul 2017

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Best Poster Award

    Jaap J Tolk (Recipient), H.W.J. Koot (Recipient) & Rob P.A. Janssen (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    MedNet Toparts Orthopedie

    Rob P.A. Janssen (Recipient), 2011

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    MedNet Toparts Orthopedie

    Rob P.A. Janssen (Recipient), 2012

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    MedNet Toparts Orthopedie

    Rob P.A. Janssen (Recipient), 2013

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Activities

    • 4 Keynote talk
    • 3 Conference
    • 2 Workshop, seminar, course or exhibition

    Pediatric anterior cruciate ligament injuries

    Rob P.A. Janssen (Keynote speaker)
    24 Mar 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

    Remodelling of anterior cruciate ligament autografts

    Rob P.A. Janssen (Keynote speaker)
    24 Mar 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

    Surgical techniques in ACL reconstruction of the knee

    Rob P.A. Janssen (Keynote speaker)
    24 Mar 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

    Up-to-date treatment of anterior cruciate ligament injury

    Rob P.A. Janssen (Keynote speaker)
    5 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkScientific

    EORS Congress 2019

    Rob P.A. Janssen (Member of programme committee)
    2 Oct 20194 Oct 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesWorkshop, seminar, course or exhibitionScientific