Prof. dr. G.M.M.J. Kerkhoffs MD PhD

Main activities
Patient care, Research
Orthopedic surgery, sportstraumatology, ankle-knee-surgery, traumatology.
Focus of research

His research focus is mainly on treatment of osteochondral defects (eg. based on waterjet techniques), optimalization of diagnosis and treatment of ankle, knee and sports injuries, (teaching methods for) arthroscopy techniques and evidence based medicine.

Key publications
  • Gouttebarge V, Aoki H, Ekstrand J, Verhagen EALM, Kerkhoffs GMMJ, Are severe musculoskeletal injuries associated with symptoms of common mental disorders among male European professional footballers?. KNEE SURG SPORT TR A 2016;24 (12):3934-3942 [PubMed]
  • Witjes S, Gouttebarge V, Kuijer PPFM, van Geenen RCI, Poolman RW, Kerkhoffs GMMJ, Return to Sports and Physical Activity After Total and Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. SPORTS MED 2016;46 (2):269-292 [PubMed]
  • Witteveen AGH, Hofstad CJ, Kerkhoffs GMMJ, Hyaluronic acid and other conservative treatment options for osteoarthritis of the ankle. COCHRANE DB SYST REV 2015;2015 (10):CD010643 [PubMed]
  • van der Made AD, Reurink G, Gouttebarge V, Tol JL, Kerkhoffs GM, Outcome After Surgical Repair of Proximal Hamstring Avulsions: A Systematic Review. AM J SPORT MED 2015;43 (11):2841-2851 [PubMed]
  • Kerkhoffs GM, van den Bekerom M, Elders LAM, van Beek PA, Hullegie WAM, Bloemers GMFM, de Heus EM, Loogman MCM, Rosenbrand KCJGM, Kuipers T, Hoogstraten JWAP, Dekker R, ten Duis HJ, van Dijk CN, van Tulder MW, van der Wees PJ, de Bie RA, Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ankle sprains: an evidence-based clinical guideline. BRIT J SPORT MED 2012;46 (12):854-860 [PubMed]
All Publications
Research programmes

Ankle and sports injuries

Research focus is mainly on imaging techniques and treatment of osteochondral defects of the ankle joint. The pathofysiological proces needs to be unraffled in order  to come up with early interventions, this is studied at cell level and the translational proces goes until and with a number of clinical trials to study the optimal treatment for both primary as well as secondary osteochondral defects of the ankle.


Optimalization of diagnosis and treatment of (ankle) sports injuries, including imaging, prevention strategies and treatment techniques of muscle injuries.



Prof. dr. G.M.M.J. Kerkhoffs MD PhD

PhD Students
H. Alkaduhimi
J.N. Altink
Drs. T.P.A. Baltes
O.L.G. Baur
N.H. Bech
M. Bergsma
R.P. Blom
A.E.J. Bulstra
G.H. Bulstra (DC Lairesse en de Bergman clinic.)
M.M. Campo
T.J. Crijns
J. Dahmen BSc
E.A.L. van Dorssen
P.C. Geervliet
A.L. von Gerhardt
N.C. Hagemeijer BSc
B. Hayat
L.A.M. Hendrickx
R.P.M. Hendrickx
Drs. W. ten Hoope
A. Hoorntje
Drs. B.S.H. Joling (Xpert Orthopedie)
J. Karres
O. Kilic
L.J. Kleeblad
K.T.A. Lambers
D.W.G. Langerhuizen MD
R.F.H. Langhout
W.A.M. van Lieshout
Drs. J.P.J. van der List (Spaarne Gasthuis, Hospital for Special Surgery)
A.D. van der Made
D.T. Meijer
D.P. ter Meulen
T.K. Oberai
L.D. Paget BSc
Drs. I.N. Sierevelt
J.J.M. Suskens MSc
Q.C.B.S. Thio
R. Vermeulen
L.P.E. Verweij BSc
G. Vuurberg
S. de Waard

Dr. ir. L. Blankevoort (Joint disorders)

Prof. dr. C.N. van Dijk (Diagnosis and treatment of joint disorders)

Other research related activities
  • Membership of editorial board / Editorship, KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY
  • Membership of editorial board / Editorship, BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS
  • Contribution to training of professionals, University of Amsterdam
  • Board of directors / Trustees / Supervisory board, Marti Keuning Eckhardt Stichting
  • Membership of medical or scientific committee, Dutch Orthopaedic Association (NOV), NOTS, NVOT
  • Membership of medical or scientific committee, ISAKOS, Member Sports committee
  • Membership of medical or scientific committee, ESSKA, Chair Sports Committee, Secretary General ESSKA-AFAS
  • Contribution to guidelines and protocols, Acute lateral ankle ligament injury
Current research funding
  • AMC
  • AMC (Vrijgesteld)
  • Arthrex GmbH
  • Flinders Medica! Centre
  • Life Sciences Health TKI
  • Research Institute MOVE, p/a VU Amsterdam
  • Technologiestichting STW
  • The Drake Foundation
  • Zimmer GmbH