Proefschrift

Table of contents Chapter 1 Introduction: permissive weight bearing in lower extremity fractures 7 Chapter 2 Outline of thesis 17 Chapter 3 Is the AO guideline for postoperative treatment of tibial plateau 23 fractures still decisive? A survey among orthopaedic surgeons and trauma surgeons in the Netherlands Chapter 4 The economic burden of the postoperative management in surgically 35 treated trauma patients with peri- and/or intra-articular fractures of the lower extremities: a prospective multicenter cohort study Chapter 5 A protocol for permissive weight bearing during allied health 49 therapy in surgically treated fractures of the pelvis and the lower extremities: the first experience in 150 patients Chapter 6 Patient-reported quality of life and pain after permissive weight 71 bearing in surgically treated trauma patients with tibial plateau fractures: a retrospective cohort study Chapter 7 Effectiveness of permissive weight bearing in surgically treated 83 trauma patients with peri- and intra-articular fractures of the lower extremities: a prospective comparative multicenter cohort study Chapter 8 Permissive weight bearing in surgically treated trauma patients 101 with peri- and/or intra-articular fractures of the lower extremities is cost-effective: a prospective comparative multicenter cohort study Chapter 9 General discussion 121 Summary 133 Samenvatting 137 Study impact 141 Appendix Dankwoord 147 List of publications 153 Curriculum vitae auctoris 157

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