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
Ruud HGP Van Erve's Expert Contributions
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
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
- 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
- Care to Move
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