Drs. M.P. (Rien) Heijboer, orthopedic surgeon, works at the Dept at Orthopedic at the Erasamus Medical Centre in Rotterdam.
He has extensive experience with sports-related injuries and has worked for more than 30 years as medical adviser of football club Feijenoord in Rotterdam. He is a member of the medical staff of the Dutch National Soccer Team and visited the world soccer championships in Brasil in 2014, which he describes as a "life-time experience"!
He is president of the Dutch Orthopedic Society (NOV).
He has a great interest in sports-related injuries and today Rien discusses his lifetime experience of managing difficult stress fractures in sport.
Surgical versus conservative treatment for high-risk stress fractures of the lower leg (anterior tibial cortex, navicular and fifth metatarsal base): a systematic review.
Mallee WH, Weel H, van Dijk CN, van Tulder MW, Kerkhoffs GM, Lin CW.
Br J Sports Med. 2015 Mar;49(