PhD defence J.A. (Jan) van der Voet

The Position of the Meniscus in Knee Osteoarthritis
Prof. dr. S.M.A. Bierma-Zeinstra
Prof. dr. E.H.G. Oei
Dr. J. Runhaar
Dr. D. Vroegindeweij
Thursday 7 Mar 2024, 10:30 - 12:00
PhD defence
Senate Hall
Erasmus Building
Campus Woudestein
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On Thursday 7 March 2024,J.A. van der Voet will defend the doctoral thesis titled: ‘The Position of the Meniscus in Knee Osteoarthritis‘.

Brief summary of the doctoral thesis:

Meniscus extrusion is often encountered in knees with established OA, but for long it has been unclear whether the onset of knee OA is preceded by meniscal disposition and hence might be considered a risk factor, or if meniscal disposition occurs in a later stage of the degenerative process. Clarifying this dilemma was the primary aim of this thesis. In Part I, we further assessed the relationship between baseline meniscus volume, meniscus volume changes and the interplay between meniscus volume and extrusion with incident knee OA. In Part II, we aimed to identify variables associated with (change in) meniscus extrusion, which might be used for the prevention of extrusion and, secondarily, knee OA incidence or progression.

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The public defence will begin exactly at 10.30 hrs. The doors will be closed once the public defence starts, latecomers may be able to watch on the screen outside. There is no possibility of entrance during the first part of the ceremony. Due to the solemn nature of the ceremony, we recommend that you do not take children under the age of 6 to the first part of the ceremony. 

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