Eric W. P. Bakker

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STUDY DESIGN Systematic review. OBJECTIVE To review and critically evaluate the past literature for spinal mechanical load as risk factor for low back pain (LBP). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA LBP is a costly health problem worldwide, and treatments are often unsuccessful. Therefore, prevention might be more beneficial in the management of LBP. With(More)
STUDY DESIGN Systematic review with meta-analysis. OBJECTIVES To review and critically appraise the literature for factors that increase the risk for meniscal tears. BACKGROUND Meniscal tears are an important cause of disability and time lost from work, and are associated with a 4-fold increase in the long-term risk of knee osteoarthritis. Knowledge of(More)
BACKGROUND Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is a common exercise-induced leg injury among athletes and military personnel. Several treatment options have been described in the literature, but it remains unclear which treatment is most effective. OBJECTIVE The objective of this systematic review was to assess the effectiveness of any intervention in(More)
A case–control study was conducted to assess the daily loading of the spine as a risk factor for acute non-specific low back pain (acute LBP). Acute LBP is a benign, self-limiting disease, with a recovery rate of 80–90% within 6 weeks irrespective of the treatment type. Unfortunately, recurrence rates are high. Therefore, prevention of acute LBP could be(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the additional effect of a pneumatic leg brace with standard rehabilitation for the treatment of medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) in recruits. METHODS In a single blinded randomized study, 15 recruits (age 17-22) followed a rehabilitation programme consisting of leg exercises and a graded running programme. Recruits performed daily(More)
BACKGROUND Low back pain is a major health problem in western industrialized countries. The 24-Hour Schedule (24HS) is an instrument which intends to obtain insight in the use (ie, posture and applied load) of the back. It consists of a questionnaire, a series of photos, and a registration form. OBJECTIVE To assess the interexaminer reliability of the(More)
BACKGROUND The effectiveness of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for osteoarthritis (OA) is still controversial. We investigated the effect of PRP injections in patients with knee OA based on decreasing pain, improving function, global assessment and changes regarding joint imaging. METHODS We performed a comprehensive, systematic literature search(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Lateral epicondylitis ("tennis elbow") is a common entity. Several nonoperative interventions, with varying success rates, have been described. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of 2 protocols for the management of lateral epicondylitis: (1) manipulation of the wrist and (2) ultrasound, friction massage, and(More)
The objective of the study was to examine the risk factors and prognostic indicators for medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). In total, 35 subjects were included in the study. For the risk factor analysis, the following parameters were investigated: hip internal and external ranges of motion, knee flexion and extension, dorsal and plantar ankle flexion,(More)
Prospective inception cohort. To assess the prognostic value of spinal mechanical load, assessed with the 24-hour schedule (24HS), in subjects with acute non-specific low back pain (ALBP) and to examine the influence of spinal mechanical load on the course of ALBP. In view of the characteristics of the natural course of ALBP, this should be viewed as a(More)