Ronald van Heerwaarden headed the Limb Reconstruction Center and the Limb Deformity Reconstruction Units of the Sint MaartensClinics in the Netherlands for the past 13 years. As per May first 2016 he started a new practice in Mill where he will develop a Centre for Deformity Correction and Joint Preserving Surgery. He was appointed Chairman of the ESSKA Osteotomy Committee in February 2016.
In the past decade, he was a member of the AO Knee expert group, which is responsible for development of new osteotomy techniques, osteotomy instruments and the TomoFix plates. He has performed research projects on conservative treatments of monocompartmental OA and surgical treatments with osteotomies.
In the last years he was a co-editor on the books “Osteotomies for Posttraumatic Deformities”, “Osteotomies around the knee” and “Kniegelenknahe Osteotomien”. For these books he produced 17 chapters and 9 case presentations. He was a also a co-editor of the KSSTA January 2013 special issue on Osteotomies around the Knee. Starting from 2004 he has authored or co-authored more than 50 articles on deformity analysis, osteotomies around the knees and joint preservation surgery. He has been an invited speaker at osteotomy meetings all over the world.