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prof.dr.ir. N.J.J. Verdonschot (Nico)

Professor Biomechanical Implants

About Me

In 1988 I did my master thesis in Nijmegen at the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory(ORL). After my graduation mid- 1989 I stayed at the ORL as Junior Researcher and performed various kinds of projects focusing on testing of orthopaedic implants. Most projects were funded by the Orthopaedic Industry which gradually led to an extensive network of R&D departments of small to large international orthopaedic companies. The publications of these projects resulted in my Ph.D. degree in 1995. Subsequently I was promoted to Assistant Professor and was appointed to be Director of Pre-clinical testing of joint implants. In 2003 I was further promoted to Associate Professor. Since February 2014 I am a full Professor at the Radboudumc Institute for Health Sciences (RIHS), my theme is 'Reconstructive and regenerative medicine'.

My research interests are focused on orthopaedic-biomechanical problems of the lower extremity. Our group utilizes computer modelling techniques in combination with cadaveric testing, animal research and clinical studies in order to optimize diagnostic and evaluation tools for orthopaedic patients. We work with researchers and orthopaedic companies to optimize the functionality and longevity of orthopaedic implants such as knee and hip prostheses. Furthermore, we focus on the calculation of bone strength for patients that have osteoporosis or metastatic lesions.

Since October 2007 I have a part-time appointment (1 day per week) as Professor in Implant Biomechanics at the University of Twente (dept. Biomechanical Engineering headed by Prof. Bart Koopman), where I am setting up a research line related to biomechanics of the Musculo-Skeletal system, see TLEMsafe (www.tlemsafe.eu/).

In December 2012 I was awarded a 'European Research Council - Advanced Grant' for follow up research. In Nijmegen we are currently expanding our modelling efforts to generate patient specific models and feed these models with innovative dynamic imaging techniques (see www.erc-biomechtools.eu).

Fields of interest

  • implants, biomechanics,
  • finite element models,
  • musculoskeletal modelling

Expertise

Thigh
Bone
Bone And Bones
Knee
Hip
Knee Replacement Arthroplasties
Bone Cements
Muscles

Publications

Recent Articles
Bayoglu, R., Geeraedts, L., Groenen, K., Verdonschot, N. J. J., Koopman, H. F. J. M., & Homminga, J. J. (2017). Are left-right symmetrical musculo-skeletal models realistic?. Poster session presented at 6th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference 2017, Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands.
Bayoglu, R., Geeraedts, L., Groenen, K., Verdonschot, N. J. J., Koopman, H. F. J. M., & Homminga, J. J. (2017). A complete and coherent musculo-skeletal dataset for the thoracic and cervical regions of the human spine. In A COMPLETE AND COHERENT MUSCULO-SKELETAL DATASET FOR THE THORACIC AND CERVICAL REGIONS OF THE HUMAN SPINE
Bayoglu, R., Geeraedts, L., Groenen, K., Verdonschot, N. J. J., Koopman, H. F. J. M., & Homminga, J. J. (2017). A complete and coherent musculo-skeletal dataset for the human spine. Abstract from XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, ISB 2017, Brisbane, Australia.
Marra, M. A., Strzelczak, M., Heesterbeek, P. J. C., van de Groes, S. A. W., Janssen, D. W., Koopman, B. F. J. M., ... Verdonschot, N. J. J. (2017). Anterior referencing of tibial slope in total knee arthroplasty considerably influences knee kinematics: a musculoskeletal simulation study. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy, 1-9. DOI: 10.1007/s00167-017-4561-3
Marra, M. A., Andersen, M. S., Damsgaard, M., Koopman, B. F. J. M., Janssen, D., & Verdonschot, N. (2017). Evaluation of a surrogate contact model in force-dependent kinematic simulations of total knee replacement. Journal of biomechanical engineering : Transactions of the ASME, 139(8), [4036605]. DOI: 10.1115/1.4036605
Niu, K., Sluiter, V. I. J., Sprengers, A. M. J., Homminga, J. J., & Verdonschot, N. J. J. (2017). A Novel Tibiafemoral Kinematics Measurement System Based on Multi-Channel A-Mode Ultrasound System. In CAOS 2017. 17th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (Vol. 1, pp. 166-170)

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring (building no. 21), room W 104
De Horst 2
7522LW  Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Horst - Ring  W 104
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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