The orthopaedics clinic detects and treats conditions and injuries of the support and locomotor apparatus which include the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and capsules.

Our specialists

We strive to always have your appointments with the same orthopto take an oath. You can ask for it if necessary. Your own orthopedic surgeon also performs the operation and also provides aftercare in the event of an operation. Since we are not a teaching hospital, you will not see an intern or doctor/specialist in training.

When do you visit the orthopaedics clinic?

We focus in particular on disorders of the shoulder, the elbow, the knee and the foot and ankle. You can go for outpatient treatment for diagnosis, such as an X-ray and an ultrasound, or for an operation. Many of the procedures take place as a day treatment, but an overnight stay is possible.

  • injury on the cartilage
  • osteochondral defect
  • osteoarthritis
  • meniscus injury
  • anterior cruciate ligament injury
  • correction of the position of the toes and big toe
  • hallux rigidus
  • keyhole surgery on the ankle, at both the front and back of the ankle
  • keyhole surgery on the tendons
  • heel complaints
  • frozen shoulder
  • shoulder instability
  • dislocation of the shoulder
  • osteoarthritis of the shoulder
  • collarbone fracture
  • shoulder / upper arm fracture
  • lesions of the biceps anchor


The orthopaedic surgeons have regular combined consultation hours with the physiotherapists in order to come to adequate treatment plans. When necessary, we will first make X-rays after which you have an intake consultation with the physiotherapist who will also examine you. The physiotherapist will discuss his findings with the orthopaedist, and together they will explain the treatment options for your condition.


Knee clinic are common. In young people it is mainly caused by sports and often the meniscus and/or the anterior cruciate ligament is damaged. Meniscus tears can also occur in older people and can sometimes lead to annoying complaints. The knee is often thick, painful and sometimes there is also an insecure feeling when walking.

Other common knee problems are:

  • injury on the cartilage
  • osteochondral defect
  • osteoarthritis

The kneecap, or patella, is important for the ability to stretch the knee. Therefore, pain in the kneecap often gives a problem when you climb a stair or when you cycle. The kneecap can also become dislocated.

Treatment plan

At our knee clinic, people with knee complaints are helped quickly and adequately. A physiotherapist and one of our orthopedists help patients according to modern treatment methods. When you come to the knee clinic, X-rays will first be taken if necessary. You will first have an intake with the physiotherapist and will be examined. The physiotherapist discusses his findings with the orthopedist and then the physiotherapist and orthopaedist will tell you together what treatment options are available. If an MRI has to be made or an exploratory operation or reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligaments is required, an appointment can be made at short notice. Is physiotherapy the best treatment method? Then you can choose to be treated in the practice of our collaborating physiotherapists.

Foot and ankle clinic

Many foot disorders are clearly visible, such as a deformity of the big toe with a large bump: the hallux valgus, or bunion. Even so, the additional underlying problem which is not clearly visible is that most people not just experience hindrance or pain caused by the bump, but also from an overburdening of the forefoot.

All joints, ligaments, and tendons in the foot and ankle play an important role when you walk. A damaged tendon on the inside of the ankle can give complaints on the forefoot because the walking pattern and gait will have changed.

The most common surgeries performed at our centre include:

  • correction of the position of the toes and big toe
  • treatment of hallux rigidus
  • keyhole surgery on the ankle, at both the front and back of the ankle
  • keyhole surgery on the tendons
  • treatment of heel complaints

Treatment plan

Your appointment will be during duo-surgery hours (on a Wednesday). You will first see the physiotherapist and podiatrist Ted Willemsen, and after that the orthopaedist. This will enable us to quickly establish a treatment plan. Please call us for more information.

Shoulder clinic

Shoulder complaints are common and very often not very visible to those around you, but they do have a major impact on your daily life. A painful shoulder ensures that the night's sleep is disturbed, but ordinary actions that are normally so obvious can also become very difficult.

With young people, shoulder complaints are often related to sports, and in most cases they involve a form of instability. You can, for example, suffer from a torn labrum. Tendon problems can occur with middle-aged people. The tendons of the rotator cuff can become irritated. A fall or other acute injury can result in a rotator cuff rupture which causes pain and a loss of muscle strength. This can sometimes also give complaints in the long biceps tendon. Older people may suffer from a degeneration of the joint. There can be several causes for this. The collective name for this is arthritis. When the shoulder is very painful and noticeably stiff, the patient may have a frozen shoulder, also called adhesive capsulitis.

Other common shoulder conditions include:

  • Luxation of the AC joint (acromioclavicular joint)
  • Wear (osteoarthritis) of the AC joint
  • Wear (arthrosis) of the AC joint
  • Wear (osteoarthritis) of the SC joint
  • (Past) fracture of the collarbone (clavicular fracture)
  • (Past) fracture of the shoulder / upper arm (humeral fracture)
  • Detachment of the biceps anchor (SLAP lesion)

At the clinic

The collaboration between an orthopaedic surgeon, radiologist, and physiotherapist with regard to the diagnostics of shoulder complaints will give a comprehensive image of the problem. People who suffer from shoulder pain want to know what is wrong with their shoulder. After the examination carried out by the specialist, we can also decide to make an X-ray and/or ultrasound. One of our physiotherapist assesses the movement function of all muscles and joints of the shoulder to see what causes the complaints. The joint opinion of the specialist and physiotherapist allows us to set up a treatment plan.

When it is clear that there are no or hardly any defects in the shoulder structure, we may refer you (back) to a physiotherapist. This can either be your regular physiotherapist or you may get a referral within the Shoulder Network region Amsterdam (SNA). This is a network of physiotherapists in and around Amsterdam who are specialised in shoulder rehabilitation. The physiotherapist at the shoulder clinic is in direct contact with them and will propose a treatment.

It may also be necessary to conduct some additional examinations in the form of an MRI scan or a referral to another specialist. The shoulder clinic at Medical Centre Jan van Goyen works with highly experienced specialists and physiotherapist who have been working in this specialised area of shoulder complaints for at least 10 years. We welcome anyone who suffers from shoulder complaints.
Should you wish to get a second opinion, we advise you to send us all the information issued by previous hospitals before you have your appointment with us, so we will be able to prepare for your visit.
If you suffer from a (nearly) dislocated shoulder, we will be happy to help you.

MRI or surgery

When you need an MRI scan or surgery, then this is often possible at short notice. When the most suitable treatment only includes physiotherapy, then you can choose to get this treatment at the practice of our your own choice.

Elbow clinic

Most people who come to the elbow clinic suffer from a tennis elbow. This is a common problem with a large impact. In order to treat this problem, Medical Centre Jan van Goyen has joined the forces of physiotherapy and orthopaedics so we will be able to provide you with the best possible treatment.


The best treatment begins with the best start. A proper treatment of the tennis elbow starts with a diagnosis that is made by the orthopaedic surgeon who has established his expertise in the diagnosing and treatment of elbow conditions. When the diagnosis is clear, the specialist, in consultation with you and the physiotherapist, will determine the best suitable treatment. Good elbow treatments require a concrete, evaluative treatment trajectory in which we will mutually determine the treatment goals and appointments.

Good elbow care requires a good diagnosis and a concrete evaluative treatment process in which the treatment goals and treatment agreements are determined together with you. We have an extensive network of professionals who deal with elbow complaints.


Visiting address

Jan van Goyenkade 1
1075 HN Amsterdam

Call us for an appointment 020 305 58 17

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