E-Conf Scientific Committee

Bart van der Wal

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Medical center, Utrecht, The Netherlands

For many years I have special interest in patients in need for (infected) revision surgery of the hip and knee and I am driven to improve the clinical outcomes of these patients. In most primary hip and knee replacements this is an established successful procedure without many complications. However, in my academic practice I am specialized in the complex cases where an implant has failed, e.g. as a consequence of long-term bone loss or due to implant infection that is associated with bone loss. Therefore, my research is focused on implant infections and the regenerative mechanisms of bone, needed to fixate implants.