PhD Suzanne Witjes

Patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis present at younger ages. Unfortunately, satisfaction after knee arthroplasty is limited, especially regarding activities. Both patient expectations and limitations of the implants can play a role.

Aim of our projects is to investigate and improve activities and satisfaction. We focus on possibilities of returning to sport following the main surgical treatment options: total and unicondylar knee arthroplasty and knee osteotomy, Also, we explore expectations and satisfaction and we study the effects of a multidisciplinary intervention tool for rehabilitation after knee arthroplasty to manage expectations of these younger, athletic and working knee osteoarthitis patients better.