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Dr. Ronald van Heerwaarden

Consultant Knee Osteotomy Surgeon

Dr. Ronald van Heerwaarden, MD, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in limb deformity correction and joint preservation surgery of the knee. He has joined the IKJC to treat patients with knee osteoarthritis and limb deformities gained after birth, in growth, after previous failed surgery or after trauma.

Areas of Expertise: Knee osteoarthritis, meniscus injuries, patellar instability, limb deformity correction, knee osteotomies, total knee arthroplasty.

Years in Practice: 20 years

Dr. van Heerwaarden has helped develop numerous surgical techniques, surgical instruments and medical devices which are used in the everyday practice of knee surgeons and limb reconstruction experts around the world to treat patients with limb deformities and knee osteoarthritis. He has authored over 100 scientific presentations, scientific meeting abstracts, peer-reviewed research papers, book chapters, surgical technique papers, videos and DVD’s, and given over 250 lectures and instructional courses on the topics of posttraumatic deformities and osteoarthritis, limb deformity analysis and planning of correction, basic and complex osteotomy techniques, revision for failed knee surgery techniques, new knee joint preservation treatments, bone healing of osteotomies and the biomechanics of new osteotomy fixation techniques.

He is world renowned as a lecturer, educator and innovator in the field of osteotomies and limb deformity correction. He has hosted surgeons from all over the world, who have come to his practice in the Netherlands to observe and learn the latest surgical techniques. He has given lectures, instructional courses and organized workshops, seminars, symposia and surgical skills courses all over the world.

Education & Training

•Medicine – Free University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

•Residency – Sports Medicine, Arnhem, The Netherlands

•Residency in General Surgery Alkmaar, the Netherlands

•Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery – University of Amsterdam, The


•PhD-thesis “Effects of Pretension in ACL Reconstruction – University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

•Limb Deformity Course, Baltimore, USA

•Seminar on Limb Reconstruction, Sheffield, England

•AO Trauma Basic, Advanced and Masters Courses, Davos, Switzerland

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