2016 - … Member of the Advisory Board ZimmerBiomet for Hip Surgery: meeting Orlando 28-29/2/2016.
Member of the faculty of the ICAS Hip Course in Leuven: lectures and demonstration of the ASI (Anterior Supine Intermuscular total hip replacement) technique with table on cadavers: 26-27/4/2016
Member of the faculty and speaker Master Class Barcelona “Meet the Expert” ASI Approach to the Hip: 6-7/10/2016
Member of the faculty of the ICAS Hip Course in Paris: lectures and demonstration of the ASI (Anterior Supine Intermuscular total hip replacement) technique with table on cadavers: 6-7/12/2016
2015 - … Member of the Advisory Board ZimmerBiomet for Hip Surgery: meeting Paris 31/1/2015.
Member of the faculty of the ICAS Hip Course in Vienna: lectures and demonstration of the ASI technique with table on cadavers : 8-9/2/2015; 17-18/5/2015.
Member of the ZimmerBiomet EMEA(Europe Middle-East and Africa) ASI expert panel, first meeting 17/5/2015 in Vienna, Austria.
27-31/10/2015: Israël: live transmitted hip surgery to Orthopedic congres and outbound visits to different hospitals in Tel Aviv and Haifa in supporting and teaching surgeons during their first ASI surgeries.
2014 - … Member of the Advisory Board ZimmerBiomet for Hip Surgery: meeting Chicago 31/5/2014.
Member of the faculty of the ICAS Hip Course in Vienna: lectures and demonstration of the ASI technique with table on cadavers: 9-10/2/2014; 23-34/11/2014
2013 - … Member of the faculty of the ICAS Hip Course in Vienna: lectures and demonstration of the ASI technique with table on cadavers: 3-4/12/2012; 12-13/5/2013; 22-23/9/2013; 24-25/11/2013.
2012 - … Training supervisor for education of 2 residents in Orthopedic Surgery for 2 years under supervision of prof. Victor, University Hospital of Ghent, Belgium.
Member of the faculty of the ICAS Hip Course in Vienna: lectures and demonstration of the ASI technique with table on cadavers: 3-4/12/2012
2011 - … International Reference Surgeon ZimmerBiomet for Anterior Supine Intermuscular Approach with Rotex table since 2011: Total Hip Replacement through a muscle sparing strict anterior approach with in– and outbound visitations.
2009 Development Anterior Supine Intermuscular Hip Operation Technique with Rotex Positioning Table (ASI-PT) for and with Biomet between april and september 2009 (suitable implants - instruments – draping – technique).
Aknowledged 10/3/ 2009 as a specialist in Medico-legal Medicine and Medical Expertise
2008 - 2013 International Reference Surgeon for Medacta between 2008 and 2013 with multipel in- and outbound visitations . Member of the Medacta Advisory Board (2010-2013). Instructor and speaker at Medacta Learning Center in Tours and Lille, France: Cadaveric Workshops on AMIS Anterior Minimal Invasive Hip Surgery between 2009 and 2012, 4 courses/yr.
2005 - 2008 National Reference Surgeon for Biomet between 2005 and 2009 for Resurfacing (ReCap prosthesis) and THR through a minimal invasive posterior approach (2005-2008) : Inbound visits for surgeons during live surgery at my hospital with demonstration of ReCap Hip Resurfacing Surgery and posterior THR, outbound visits in supporting and teaching surgeons during their first ReCap surgeries.
2000 - 2004 National Reference Surgeon for Sofamor-Danek (2000-2004): inbound visits with live surgery of micro-endoscopic lumbar discectomy.
1995 - … Full time Orthopedic Surgeon since 1/8/1995 in AZ Damiaan, Ostend, Belgium. Subspecialisation: HIP and SPINAL surgery.
Graduated as an Orthopedic Surgeon in 1995 at the University Hospital of Ghent.
1989 – 1995 Residency in Orthopedic Surgery.
1982 - 1989 Medical education: University of Ghent: graduated with distinction.
- 2/6/2017: Association with Dr. Koen De Smet in ANCA Medical Center. Futher subspecialisation in Hip Prosthesis Surgery ( primary, resurfacing and revision)
- 1/8/1995 – 1/6/2017: Member of an Orthopedic Group of 7 surgeons in AZ Damiaan Hospital In Ostend Belgium. All of the surgeons of the group have a strict subspecialisation.
- Implementation of Joint Care clinical pathway for all hip and Knee surgeries in 2006.
- Upgrade to the Rapid Recovery Program in 2013.
- Large experience in Total Hip Replacement (more than 2000 implantations over the years). Yearly 10 to 15 visiting surgeons to learn the anterior approach during live surgery. Yearly about 5 outbound visits to support surgeons during their learning curve in THR
- Large experience in Revision Hip Surgery, including reconstruction of large acetabular defects and femoral osteotomies.
- Co-author of the ZimmerBiomet operation technique brochure “ The anterior approach to the hip with positioning table”.
- Acta Orthopaedica Belgica vol. 79-2-2013: Direct anterior total hip arthroplasty: complications and early results in a series of 300 cases.
- Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery: Adverse effects associated with the direct anterior approach for total hip arthroplasty: a Bayesian meta-analysis.
- 2012: EFORT Berlin: Pronator Sparing Plate Osteosynthesis of the wrist: early functional outcome.
- 2014: Rome: Direct anterior total hip arthroplasty: complications and early results in a series of 300 cases.
2016 “Meet the expert” : Challenges in Hip Revision , Antwerp, Belgium: femoral revision, classification and treatment.
Masterclass Barcelona ASI Approach to the Hip : Lectures on ‘Learning Curve’ and ‘Femoral Approach’
2014 Spine Congres, Portugal: “PLIF Surgery with PASS instrumentation (13-16/09).
Rome, Italy: Presentations during the “International Hip Arthroplasty Meeting”: Leg lenght difference, Why a positioning table? (17-20/09).
2013 Second Update in Orthopedics, Ostend, Belgium : “Revision Hip Surgery: state of the art” (07/02).
2010 Biomet: Presentation for Dutch Orthopedic Surgeons and Biomet Implant Users (26/10).
The anterior approach to the hip with Rotex positioning table.
Revision Hip Surgery.
Secondes journées francophones de la hanche, Lyon, France : “Les techniques MIS pour l’arthroplastie de la hanche”(1-2/10).
2009 10 years of Joint Care, Ghent, Belgium : “Optimal Operation Technique and Rapid recovery “(16/9).
Update in Orthopedics Ostend: “THR: Anterior Approach” (27/5).
Recap 1st International User Group Meeting Antwerp, Belgium: “Indications and contra-indications of Resurfacing” (30/01)
2007 Belgian Spine Society: “Cervical Disc Prosthesis” (21/9)
AZ Damiaan, Ostend, Belgium: “New evolutions in Hip Surgery: Minimal Invasive Approach” (24/02).
2006 Sintra, Portugal: Summer University on Spinal Surgery : “Cervical Disc Prosthesis” (27/06-1/07 ).
2003 Geneesheren Vereniging: “Revalidation after orthopedic surgery at the lower limb” (14/11).
Geneesheren Vereniging: “Osteporotic Spine Fractures: Current treatment options” (02/06).
2002 Association of Belgian Orthopaedic Surgeons:” The Birmingham Hip resurfacing” (03/11).
Congres Sofamor Danek: “Micro-endoscopic Discectomy” (10/03).
Belgian Association of Revalidation Medecine: “Treatment of hip fractures: state of the art “ (12/02).
2001 Geneesheren Vereniging: “Lumbar Spinal Surgery” (15/03).
2000 Vereniging Operatieverpleegkundigen: Spinal Pathology: “Micro-endoscopic discectomy” (25/11)
1995 Ostend, Belgium: “Primary Hip Prosthesis: “Correct placement and Results” ( 04/08).
1994 Belgian Hand Group, Brussels: Spring meeting: "De Quervain disease: results of surgical treatment” (07/05).
BVOT-congres Brussels: "Desartrodesis of the hip" (19/03).
1993 University of Ghent:"Common hand problems" (22/02).
University of Ghent: "Congenital Hip Dislocations" (30/11).
University of Leuven "Sugioka rotation-osteotomy of the hip" (15/05).
University of Ghent: “Traumatic lesions of the spine and their treatment” (18/02).