• 256 Citations
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"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, UMC 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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Knee Replacement Arthroplasties Medicine & Life Sciences
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Medicine & Life Sciences
Knee Medicine & Life Sciences
Autografts Medicine & Life Sciences
Knee Osteoarthritis Medicine & Life Sciences
Transplants Medicine & Life Sciences
Knee Injuries Medicine & Life Sciences
Reproducibility of Results Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 1993 2020

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

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

Return to sport criteria for children after anterior cruciate ligament injury or reconstruction – a scoping review

Dietvorst, M., Brzoskowski, M. H., van der Steen, M. C., Delvaux, E., Janssen, R. P. A. & van Melick, N., 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), 2013

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

Activities 2005 2020

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

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

Pediatric anterior cruciate ligament injuries

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 (Chair), Pieter J. Emans (Chair)
2 Oct 20194 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific