Dr. R. Donk

Opleiding en werkervaring

2012-heden    Werkzaam in ViaSana Mill
1993-2012      Staflid Orthopedie in het CWZ
1981-1991      Opleiding / Staflid Orthopedie in:

  • Deutsche Skoliose Centrum Bad Wildungen (Duitsland) Chefarzt Klaus Zielke
  • Universiteit Ziekenhuis Essen (Duitsland) Prof. Schlegel

1974-1981    Studie Geneeskunde Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen


  • NOV
  • Club van Clubartsen en Consulenten
  • Nederlandse Vereniging voor Arthroscopie
  • Dutch Spine Society
  • Cervical Spine Research Society European Section
  • Deutsche Wirbelsäulengesellschaft
  • Eurospine
  • SIMEG Sacroiliac Medical Expert Group


  • 20 April 2018 Openbare verdediging Proefschrift: Anterior cervical discectomy for single level degenerative disease. Some considerations.
  • The Qualification of Outcome after Cervical Spine Surgery by Patients Compared to the Neck Disability Index. Donk R, Verbeek A, Verhagen W, Groenewoud H, Hosman A, Bartels R. PLoS One. 2016 Aug 23;11(8):e0161593. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0161593.
  • The memory metal minimal access cage: a new concept in lumbar interbody fusion-a prospective, noncomparative study to evaluate the safety and performance. Kok D, Donk RD, Wapstra FH, Veldhuizen AG. Adv Orthop. 2012;2012:898606. doi: 10.1155/2012/898606.
  • No justification for cervical disk prostheses in clinical practice: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Bartels RH, Donk R, Verbeek AL. Neurosurgery. 2010 Jun;66(6):1153-60; discussion 1160. doi: 10.1227/01.NEU.0000369189.09182.5F.
  • Comparison of biomechanical properties of cervical artificial disc prosthesis: A review. Bartels RH, Donk RD, Pavlov P, van Limbeek J. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2008 Dec;110(10):963-7. Epub 2008 Jul 18.
  • Self-rated evaluation of outcome of the implantation of interspinous process distraction (X-Stop) for neurogenic claudication. Brussee P, Hauth J, Donk RD, Verbeek AL, Bartels RH. Eur Spine J. 2008 Feb;17(2):200-3. Epub 2007 Oct 31.
  • The trochlea is medialized by total knee arthroplasty: an intraoperative assessment in 61 patients. Meijerink HJ, Barink M, van Loon CJ, Schwering PJ, Donk RD, Verdonschot N, de Waal Malefijt MC. Acta Orthop. 2007 Feb;78(1):123-7.
  • Design of the PROCON trial: a prospective, randomized multi-center study comparing cervical anterior discectomy without fusion, with fusion or with arthroplasty. Bartels RH, Donk R, van der Wilt GJ, Grotenhuis JA, Venderink D. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2006 Nov 10;7:85.
  • Subsidence of stand-alone cervical carbon fiber cages. Bartels RH, Donk RD, Feuth T. Neurosurgery. 2006 Mar;58(3):502-8; discussion 502-8.
  • Fusion around cervical disc prosthesis: case report. Bartels RH, Donk R. Neurosurgery. 2005 Jul;57(1):E194; discussion E194.
  • Delayed management of traumatic bilateral cervical facet dislocation: surgical strategy. Report of three cases. Bartels RH, Donk R. J Neurosurg. 2002 Oct;97(3 Suppl):362-5.
  • Primary non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in multiple vertebrae presenting as a lumbar radicular syndrome: A case report. Ebus SC, Bernsen HJ, Norel Van GJ, Donk R. Spine. 2002 May 15;27(10):E271-3.
  • Height of cervical foramina after anterior discectomy and implantation of a carbon fiber cage. Bartels RH, Donk R, van Azn RD. J Neurosurg. 2001 Jul;95(1 Suppl):40-2.
  • [Surgical therapy of metastases of the thoracic and lumbar spine]. Venbrocks R, Hövel M, Donk R, Grote W. Aktuelle Probl Chir Orthop. 1994;43:94-7.
  • [Surgical treatment of spondylolisthesis of the lumbar spine]. Donk R, Venbrocks R, Hövel M, Colemont J. Aktuelle Probl Chir Orthop. 1994;43:150-2.
  • Surgical treatment of postdiscotomy syndrome]. Hövel M, Donk R, Venbrocks R. Aktuelle Probl Chir Orthop. 1994;43:143-9.
  • Operative therapy in tumor involvement of the spine]. Venbrocks R, Donk R, Hövel M, Fuhrmann. R. Onkologie. 1991 Feb;14(1):56-60.
  • Correction and stabilization of angular kyphosis. Böhm H, Harms J, Donk R, Zielke K.  Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1990 Sep;(258):56-61.
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