Agenda 30oct2019 PhD defense Akkie Rood

Akkie Rood Treating the dislocating knee cap

The research in this thesis focuses on several treatment options in case of an instable kneecap.

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Akkie Rood Treating the dislocating knee cap

Dislocation of the kneecap (or a near dislocation) is a problem mostly seen in young people. In case of a first dislocation the best treatment is non-operatively. Temporarely stabilisation of the kneecap with tape is an option, while casting is not preferable. If this treatment fails and the kneecap dislocates again, chances of recurrent instability is high. Therefore the best treatment in those cases is often surgical stabilization. A wide spread of surgical stabilization techniques are described. Finding the anatomical abnormality which causes the instability is of the highest importance. The shape of the bones, the attachments of the tendons onto the bone or the soft tissue can be the cause of the abnormality. The research in this thesis focuses on several treatment options in case of an instable kneecap.

Thesis title: Treatment of patellofemoral instability

Date, time and location PhD defense

  • Date: 30 October 2019
  • Time: 12.30 hrs
  • Location: Radboud Universiteit, Academiezaal Aula, Comeniuslaan 2

Biography

Akkie Rood (1982) studied Medicine at Radboud university medical center and obtained her medical degree in 2007.

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Biography

Akkie Rood (1982) studied Medicine at Radboud university medical center and obtained her medical degree in 2007. The research in this thesis was performed at the department of Orthopedics of the Radboud university medical center. Currently, she is a fellow in spine surgery at the Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis in Amsterdam. From January 2020, Akkie will start her carrier as an orthopedic spine surgeon at the Sint Maartenskliniek in Nijmegen.


Promotor

  • Promotor(s): prof. A. van Kampen, prof. N.J.J. Verdonschot
  • Co-promotor(s): dr S.A.W. van de Groes, dr S Koeter

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