spin-off company of UMC Utrecht
21 May 2019
ArthroSave wins Academic Start-up Competition
The Academic Startup Competition is an initiative of VSNU, the Netherlands Academy of Technology and Innovation (AcTI) and StartupDelta. The competition put knowledge transfer and academic spin-offs in the international spotlight.
As a result of the selection, ArthroSave will be able to pitch at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) and will be offered a trip to Silicon Valley by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Change. The GES will give ArthroSave the opportunity to learn how to scale up their innovation faster and take the step from startup to scale-up.
1 february 2019
Knee joint distraction in national paper Volkskrant
On the 1rst of February an article (Dutch) was published in the national paper Volkskrant in which Prof Lafeber and Dr Custers explains knee joint distraction.
11 february 2019
Knee Reviver at Annatommie mc Amsterdam-Amstelveen.
On the 11th of February an article (Dutch) was published on the website of Annatommie mc in which Dr van Rhee explains the treatment
23 November 2018
Knee Reviver in national paper.
On the 23rd of November an article (Dutch) was published in the national Dutch paper AD in which Dr Spruijt explains knee distraction and the advantages of this technique. Importantly, this technique is now also available in the Haga Hospital (photo by © NICO SCHOUTEN) in which Dr Spruijt works.
1 Oktober 2018
Joint distraction in UMC news.
On the 1st of October an article (Dutch) was published on the UMC Utrecht webpage. UMC Utrecht has treated the first patients in regular care which is another milestone of this treatment.
15 October 2018
Joint distraction in national regional news.
On the 15th of October an article (Dutch) was published in the national regional news website of RTVNoord. The Martini Ziekenhuis in Groningen is the first hospital in the region North Holland to offer knee joint distraction.
26 September 2018
First patient-meeting with knee joint distraction as theme.
On the 26th of September a succesful patient-meeting was held at the UMC Utrecht specifically focussing on knee joint distraction. The program, organised by the Rheumatology and Orthopedic departments of the UMC Utrecht, consisted of an update of the current scientific status of the treatment and a discussion to receive patient input on new research. Moreover, it was discussed whether it would be useful to set-up a patient organisation/network specifically for patients treated or interested in joint distraction. Dr Custers, Prof Lafeber, Dr Jansen and Dr Mastbergen presented the latest results and future work on knee joint distraction. Dr Oosterwijk presented on the possibilities for patient organisation The evening was characterised by a lively discussion between the presenters and the patients and resulted in valuable input for future presenters. Over 50 patients attended the evening.
18 September 2018
First patient treated with the Knee Reviver at Annatommie mc
On the 18th of September, for the first time the knee Reviver was used to treat a OA patient with knee joint distraction at Annatommie mc. This is a new milestone and indicates a growing amount of hospitals using this system in the Netherlands.
Joint distraction presented at the 5th Joint Preservation congres at Warsaw
On 6-8 September the 5th Joint Preservation congres was held at Warsaw Poland. Prof Lafeber and Dr Mastbergen were invited to present in a dedicated session entitled "Joint distraction as joint preserving treatment".
Joint distraction highlighted in newspaper article
To promote innovation prince Constantijn, who is an ambassador of innovative companies in the Netherlands, visited de 'StartupDelta Summit' on Industriepark Kleefse Waard. Also joint distraction and the knee reviver was presented by our CEO Karianne Lindenhovius.
Joint distraction highlighted in UMC Utrecht UREKA Mega Challenge
To promote the UMC Utrecht UREKA Mega Challenge, a innovation gameshow, the knee reviver was chosen as lead on the posters around the UMC. The engineer and orthopaedic surgeon, both valuable academic team-members are holding the Knee reviver.
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.