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


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

Full Professor
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 Vincent, Aoki Haruhito, Ekstrand Jan, Verhagen Evert A. L. M., Kerkhoffs Gino M. M. J. Are severe musculoskeletal injuries associated with symptoms of common mental disorders among male European professional footballers? Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy 2016;24 (12):3934-3942 [PubMed]
  • Witjes Suzanne, Gouttebarge Vincent, Kuijer P. Paul F. M., van Geenen Rutger C. I., Poolman Rudolf W., Kerkhoffs Gino M. M. J. Return to Sports and Physical Activity After Total and Unicondylar Knee Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Sports medicine (Auckland, N.Z.) 2016;46 (2):269-292 [PubMed]
  • Witteveen Angelique G. H., Hofstad Cheriel J., Kerkhoffs Gino M. M. J. Hyaluronic acid and other conservative treatment options for osteoarthritis of the ankle Cochrane database of systematic reviews (Online) 2015;2015 (10):CD010643 [PubMed]
  • van der Made Anne D., Reurink Gustaaf, Gouttebarge Vincent, Tol Johannes L., Kerkhoffs Gino M. Outcome After Surgical Repair of Proximal Hamstring Avulsions: A Systematic Review American journal of sports medicine 2015;43 (11):2841-2851 [PubMed]
  • Kerkhoffs Gino M., van den Bekerom Michel, Elders Leon A. M., van Beek Peter A., Hullegie Wim A. M., Bloemers Guus M. F. M., de Heus Elly M., Loogman Masja C. M., Rosenbrand Kitty C. J. G. M., Kuipers Ton, Hoogstraten J. W. A. P., Dekker Rienk, ten Duis Henk-Jan, van Dijk C. Niek, van Tulder Maurits W., van der Wees Philip J., de Bie Rob A. Diagnosis, treatment and prevention of ankle sprains: an evidence-based clinical guideline British journal of sports medicine 2012;46 (12):854-860 [PubMed]
All Publications
Research programmes

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



L. Blankevoort MEng PhD (Joint disorders)

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

Current research funding
  • AMC
  • AMC (Vrijgesteld)
  • Arthrex GmbH
  • Flinders Medical Centre
  • International Olympic Committee IOC
  • Life Sciences Health TKI
  • NWO
  • Technologiestichting STW
  • The Drake Foundation