News

14-17 June 2017

Joint distraction highlighted EULAR 70th Anniversary

To mark its 70th Anniversary, EULAR has documented its history and contribution to rheumatology in an anniversary timeline presented at large billboards during the annual meeting of EULAR 2017 at Madrid, Spain. Joint distraction was included as novel surgery in this timeline.

 

 

18 November 2016

90 jaar Reumafonds documentary

Orthopedic surgeon Dr Custers explains the joint distraction treatment in the short documentary of innovations of importance to the patient made by the Dutch Arthritis Foundation as part of their 90th anniversary. The distraction specific part begins around 8.00 minutes.

(documentary is in Dutch).

15 November 2016

Arthosave participaties in large STW project

A large grant is awarded by the Dutch Technology Foundation STW to the project entitled "William Hunter Revisited: Activating intrinsic cartilage repair to restore joint homeostasis" in which ArthoSave participates to study the mechanisms behind intrinsic cartilage repair as seen with joint distraction. ArthroSave, together with the UMC Utrecht and University Utrecht, will specifically focus on early changes in joint tissues as induced by joint distraction.

11 November 2016

Presentation 'let's frame it' Floris Lafeber

On 11 Novemebr 2016 Professor Lafeber gave a TED-like presentation, being 1 of the 25 invited speakers, on the special conference "Verder in Beweging" to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Sint Maartenskliniek Nijmegen. This clinic is one of the early adaptors of the joint distraction treatment in the trials performed in collaboration with the UMC Utrecht.

(presentation is in Dutch)

13 October 2015

Joint distraction on national television

On 13 October 2015 the popular program "Tijd voor Max" on National Public Television aired an item dedicated to joint distraction as treatment for osteoarthritis patients. The General Practitioner Dr Ted explains osteoarthritis and why joint distraction can be a good solution for the young patient.

(video is in Dutch)

Joint distraction explained by Floris Lafeber

Prof. Dr. Lafeber explains the principles of joint distraction in more detail in this video of the UMC Utrecht.