Ruud HGP Van Erve, Orthopedist

Ruud HGP Van Erve


Keulenstraat 8-C Deventer Overijssel, 7418 ET


The practice is focussed on the conservative treatment of orthopedic afflictions. Posture and growthdisturbances are among the most disregarded and least treated problems that we see. Our goal is to reduce the number of needed surgeries and the long term effects of longstanding posture deficits.

Education and Training

University of Groningen

Provider Details

Male English, French, German
Ruud HGP Van Erve
Ruud HGP Van Erve's Expert Contributions
  • What is the course of treatment for a slip disc?

    Dear reader, Normally, a slipped disk is not caused by an accident. Some are, however. Most slipped disks disappear in time without treatment. They cause pain for 6-12 weeks, which is best treated with standard pain medication. Prescriptions through your general physician. In some cases, there is a neurological deficit like paralysis or incontinence. If so, this should be addressed by a neurosurgeon. If there is no or minimal neurology, there is no reason to operate on your mother. I hope I have informed you to your satisfaction, Met vriendelijke groet, Dr. R.H.G.P. van Erve, orthopedisch chirurg READ MORE

  • Stabbing knee pain when lying down sleeping

    Dear boy, First of all, sorry for the late response. To me these type of complaints seem to be anterior knee pain, most likely to be incurred by the knee cap. Do you remember whether these painful nights follow day in which you were more active or more sitting on your knees, having them flexed? The knee cap is particularly at your age vulnerable to long standing compression, which induces a sore spot there. You could compare it to a bruise. It is nothing to be afraid of and it will disappear in time. Although it could last for several years. If it occurs again, just try to move your knee a little, take some painkillers and go on living, for it is not harmful, it just hurts. I hope you appreciate my answer. READ MORE

Areas of expertise and specialization

Foot and Ankle surgery and conservative treatment of foot and ankle afflictions. Pediatric orthopedics.


  • Best Lecture of Deventer Hospital scientific year 2010

Professional Society Memberships

  • NOV, AAOS, DOFAA, EFAS, Werkgroep Kinderorthopedie

What do you attribute your success to?

  • Getting the Right Amount of Attention to Each Patient, Treating the Whole Person, not just Symptoms

Areas of research

  • Posture, scoliosis, kyphosis, foot and ankle, pediatric orthopedics.

Teaching and speaking

  • 2014 and 2015 teacher of anatomy and pathology at Aventus (ROC). 

Hobbies / Sports

  • Horseback Riding

Favorite professional publications

  • Journal for Pediatric Orthopedics, European Journal of Orthopedic Surgeons, Foot and Ankle, Clinical Orthopedics and related Research

Hospital Affiliations

  • Care to Move

Ruud HGP Van Erve's Practice location

Care to Move

Keulenstraat 8-C -
Deventer, Overijssel 7418 ET
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