All photography provided by Jared Chambers

 

Our Mission

Traumatic injuries of the Spine are often a big influence on the quality of life in patients both young and old. Especially in patients with pre-existing conditions, such as Ankylosing Spondylitis, traumatic spine injury can cause severe complications. Research into these fractures can help us better understand these injuries and hopefully help us in our decision making in the right treatment of patients, both surgical and non-surgical.

Specific subjects within this research are:

- Neck (dens) fractures.

- Thoracolumbar Burst and Compression fractures.

- Fractures in patients with Ankylosing Spondylitis.

 

Our field of research in orthopedic oncology is broad and consists of both clinical and laboratory research. In the lab we focus on tumor immunology, in particular HLA expression and the use of CAR T cells in primary bone tumors such as chondrosarcoma, giant cell tumors, and chordoma.

Our clinical research encompasses both primary bone tumors –benign and malign- and bone metastases. In focus of the latter lies on surgical decision making.

 

Specific subjects within this research are:

-       Tumor immunology in patients with primary bone tumors.

-       The effect of high doses of radiation on bone metabolism and structure.

-       Quality of life and physical function in patients with bone metastases.

-       Development of predictive algorithms in patients with bone metastases.