OUR PUBLICATIONS

Below, you can find all our international peer-reviewed publications. If you would like to receive the full-text PDF or a specific paper, please contact the first author or make a request at researchgate.

An infographic of our 2020 achievements can be downloaded here and all recent dissertations, which contain many of the papers below, can be downloaded here:

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Dupuytren’s disease: more than extension deficit

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No Rules of Thumb: Outcome Measurement and  Treatment for Thumb Base Osteoarthritis

Thumb carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis: prediction, rehabilitation and contextual effects

Looking into Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Prediction and improvement of clinical outcome

Tunnel vision: Treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome and the role of ultrasound

Dupuytren's disease: measure, compare predict?

Peer reviewed papers

No effect of anodal tDCS on motor cortical excitability and no evidence for responders in a large double-blind placebo-controlled trial

Jonker, Zeb D., Carolin Gaiser, Joke H.M. Tulen, Gerard M. Ribbers, Maarten A. Frens, and Ruud W. Selles. Brain Stimulation. 2021;14 (1): 100-109. doi:10.1016/j.brs.2020.11.005

Predicting Upper Limb Motor Impairment Recovery after Stroke: A Mixture Model

Vliet, Rick, Ruud W. Selles, Eleni‐Rosalina Andrinopoulou, Rinske Nijland, Gerard M. Ribbers, Maarten A. Frens, Carel Meskers, and Gert Kwakkel. Annals Of Neurology. 2020; 87(3): 383-393. doi:10.1002/ana.25679.

 

Factors affecting return to work after surgical treatment of trapeziometacarpal joint osteoarthritis

van der Oest, Mark J. W., Joris S. Teunissen, Ralph Poelstra, Reinier Feitz, Alex Burdorf, and Ruud W Selles. Journal Of Hand Surgery (European Volume). 2020:175319342097863. doi:10.1177/1753193420978631.

 

Quantifying in vivo scaphoid, lunate, and capitate kinematics using four-dimensional computed tomography

Brinkhorst, Michelle, Mahyar Foumani, Joost van Rosmalen, Ruud Selles, Steven Hovius, Simon Strackee, and Geert Streekstra. Skeletal Radiology. 2020;50 (2): 351-359. doi:10.1007/s00256-020-03543-4.

 

Beneficial Effects of Nonsurgical Treatment for Symptomatic Thumb Carpometacarpal Instability in Clinical Practice: A Cohort Study

Wouters, Robbert M., Harm P. Slijper, Lisa Esteban Lopez, Steven E.R. Hovius, Ruud W. Selles, R.A.M. Blomme, and B.J.R. Sluijter et al. Archives Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation. 2020; 101 (3): 434-441. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2019.08.485.

 

What Is the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Quality of Life and Other Patient-reported Outcomes? An Analysis of the Hand-Wrist Study Cohort

Cohen, Abigael, Ruud W. Selles, Willemijn A. De Ridder, Marloes H. P. Ter Stege, J. Sebastiaan Souer, and Robbert M. Wouters. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research. 2020;479 (2): 335-345. doi:10.1097/corr.0000000000001514.

Psychological Characteristics, Female Sex, and Opioid Use Predict Acute Postoperative Pain in Patients Surgically Treated for Thumb Base Osteoarthritis: A Cohort Study

Wouters, Robbert M., Jarry T. Porsius, Mark J. W. van der Oest, Harm P. Slijper, J. Sebastiaan Souer, Ruud W. Selles, and Joy C. MacDermid. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 2020;146 (6): 1307-1316. doi:10.1097/prs.0000000000007337.

 

Content validity and responsiveness of the Patient-Specific Functional Scale in patients with Dupuytren's disease

van Kooij, Yara E., Ralph Poelstra, Jarry T. Porsius, Harm P. Slijper, David Warwick, and Ruud W. Selles. Journal Of Hand Therapy. 2020. doi:10.1016/j.jht.2020.03.009.

 

Quantifying upper limb spasticity and abnormal synergy in stroke patients subgroups with a single robotic device.

van der Velden, L.L.; Tuinder, K.; Onneweer, B.; Benner, J.L.; Haarman, C.J.W.; Roebroeck, M.E.; Ribbers, G.M.; Selles, R.W. 2020. Poster session presented at 11th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation, WCNR 2020, Lyon, France.
 

Quantifying in vivo scaphoid, lunate, and capitate kinematics using four-dimensional computed tomography

Brinkhorst, Michelle, Mahyar Foumani, Joost van Rosmalen, Ruud Selles, Steven Hovius, Simon Strackee, and Geert Streekstra. Skeletal Radiology. 2020 50 (2): 351-359. doi:10.1007/s00256-020-03543-4.

 

Relative Motion of the Connective Tissue in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: The Relation with Disease Severity and Clinical Outcome

Schrier, Verena J.M.M., Stefanie Evers, Jennifer R. Geske, Walter K. Kremers, Hector R. Villarraga, Ruud W. Selles, Steven E.R. Hovius, Russell Gelfman, and Peter C. Amadio. Ultrasound In Medicine & Biology. 2020;46 (9): 2236-2244. doi:10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2020.05.017.

Routine health outcome measurement: Development, design, and implementation of the Hand and Wrist Cohort. Selles, RW. Wouters, R.M.....Slijper, HP.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 146: 343, 2020

Illness Perceptions of Patients With First Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Dupuytren Contracture, or Trigger Finger

van der Oest, Mark J.W., Ralph Poelstra, Reinier Feitz, Ana-Maria Vranceanu, Harm P. Slijper, Ruud W. Selles, and Jarry T. Porsius. The Journal Of Hand Surgery 45 (5): 455.e1-455.e8. doi:10.1016/j.jhsa.2019.10.021.

Patient's satisfaction beyond hand function in Dupuytren's disease: analysis of 1106 patients.

Poelstra R, van Kooij YE, van der Oest MJW, Slijper HP, Hovius SER, Selles RW; Hand-Wrist Study Group.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2019 Nov 28:1753193419890284. doi: 10.1177/1753193419890284.

Which Psychological Variables Are Associated With Pain and Function Before Surgery for de Quervain's Tenosynovitis? A Cross-sectional Study.

Blackburn J, van der Oest MJW, Selles RW, Chen NC, Feitz R, Vranceanu AM, Porsius JT.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2019 Dec;477(12):2750-2758. doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000000992.

Three-ligament tenodesis for chronic scapholunate injuries: short-term outcomes in 203 patients.

Blackburn J, van der Oest MJW, Poelstra R, Selles RW, Chen NC, Feitz R; Hand-Wrist Study Group.
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2019 Nov 11:1753193419885063. doi: 10.1177/1753193419885063. 

Psychological factors are more strongly associated with pain than radiographic severity in non-invasively treated first carpometacarpal osteoarthritis.

Hoogendam L, van der Oest MJW, Tsehaie J, Wouters RM, Vermeulen GM, Slijper HP, Selles RW, Porsius JT; Hand-Wrist Study Group.
Disabil Rehabil. 2019 Nov 8:1-6. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1685602. 

Beneficial Effects of Non-surgical Treatment for Symptomatic Thumb Carpometacarpal Instability in Clinical Practice: A Cohort Study.

Wouters RM, Slijper HP, Lopez LE, Hovius SER, Selles RW; Hand-Wrist Study Group.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Oct 11. pii: S0003-9993(19)31120-7. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2019.08.485. 

 

Median Nerve Transverse Mobility and Outcome after Carpal Tunnel Release.

Schrier VJMM, Evers S, Geske JR, Kremers WK, Villarraga HR, Kakar S, Selles RW, Hovius SER, Gelfman R, Amadio PC.

Ultrasound Med Biol. 2019 Nov;45(11):2887-2897. doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2019.06.422. 

 

Influence of illness perceptions, psychological distress and pain catastrophizing on self-reported symptom severity and functional status in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Sun PO, Walbeehm ET, Selles RW, Jansen MC, Slijper HP, Ulrich DJO, Porsius JT; Hand-Wrist Study Group.

J Psychosom Res. 2019 Aug 28;126:109820. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2019.109820. 

Patients With Thumb-base Osteoarthritis Scheduled for Surgery Have More Symptoms, Worse Psychological Profile, and Higher Expectations Than Nonsurgical Counterparts: A Large Cohort Analysis.

Wouters RM, Vranceanu AM, Slijper HP, Vermeulen GM, van der Oest MJW, Selles RW, Porsius JT; Hand-Wrist Study Group.

Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2019 Aug 22. doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000000897. 

Outcome of Recurrent Surgery in Dupuytren's Disease; Comparison with Initial Treatment.

Mendelaar NHA, Poelstra R, van Nieuwenhoven CA, Slijper HP, Feitz R, Hovius SER, Selles RW.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Aug 5. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000006150. 

 

Item Reduction of the Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire Using Decision Tree Modeling.

Jansen MC, van der Oest MJ, Slijper HP, Porsius JT, Selles RW.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Jun 8. pii: S0003-9993(19)30390-9. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2019.04.021. [Epub ahead of print]

 

Positive experience with treatment is associated with better surgical outcome in trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis.

Tsehaie J, van der Oest MJW, Poelstra R, Selles RW, Feitz R, Slijper HP, Hovius SER, Porsius JT; Hand-Wrist Study Group.

J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2019 Sep;44(7):714-721. doi: 10.1177/1753193419851777. 

 

Better Patient-Reported Experiences with Health Care Are Associated with Improved Clinical Outcome after Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery.

Schrier VJMM, Poelstra R, Selles RW, Slijper HP, Amadio PC, Hovius SER, Porsius JT.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Jun;143(6):1677-1684. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005516.

 

Reply: Surgeon Volume and the Outcomes of Dupuytren's Surgery: Results from a Dutch Multicenter Study.

Zhou C, Ceyisakar IE, Hovius SER, Feitz R, Slijper HP, Lingsma HF, Selles RW.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 May;143(5):1126e-1127e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000005546. 

 

Shorter vs Longer Immobilization After Surgery for Thumb Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis: A Propensity Score-Matched Study.

Tsehaie J, Wouters RM, Feitz R, Slijper HP, Hovius SER, Selles RW; Hand-Wrist Study Group.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Apr 23. pii: S0003-9993(19)30259-X. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2019.02.016.

 

Recurrent and persistent carpal tunnel syndrome: predicting clinical outcome of revision surgery.

Sun PO, Selles RW, Jansen MC, Slijper HP, Ulrich DJO, Walbeehm ET.

J Neurosurg. 2019 Feb 15:1-9. doi: 10.3171/2018.11.JNS182598. 

 

Item reduction of the patient-rated wrist evaluation using decision tree modelling.

van der Oest MJW, Porsius JT, MacDermid JC, Slijper HP, Selles RW.

Disabil Rehabil. 2019 Feb 10:1-8. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2019.1566407.

Response to Conservative Treatment for Thumb Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis Is Associated With Conversion to Surgery: A Prospective Cohort Study.

Tsehaie J, Porsius JT, Rizopoulos D, Slijper HP, Feitz R, Hovius SER, Selles RW.

Phys Ther. 2019 May 1;99(5):570-576. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzz009.

Exercise Therapy in Addition to an Orthosis Reduces Pain More Than an Orthosis Alone in Patients With Thumb Base Osteoarthritis: A Propensity Score Matching Study.

Wouters RM, Tsehaie J, Slijper HP, Hovius SER, Feitz R; Hand-Wrist Study Group, Selles RW.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 Jun;100(6):1050-1060. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.11.010.

Percutaneous Aponeurotomy and Lipofilling versus Limited Fasciectomy for Dupuytren's Contracture: 5-Year Results from a Randomized Clinical Trial.

Selles RW, Zhou C, Kan HJ, Wouters RM, van Nieuwenhoven CA, Hovius SER.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Dec;142(6):1523-1531. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004982.

Predicting Outcome After Hand Orthosis and Hand Therapy for Thumb Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis: A Prospective Study.

Tsehaie J, Spekreijse KR, Wouters RM, Feitz R, Hovius SER, Slijper HP, Selles RW; Hand-Wrist Study Group.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2019 May;100(5):844-850. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.08.192. 

Predicting Clinical Outcome After Surgical Treatment in Patients With Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Jansen MC, Evers S, Slijper HP, de Haas KP, Smit X, Hovius SE, Selles RW.

J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Dec;43(12):1098-1106.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.05.017. 

Better patients' treatment experiences are associated with better postoperative results in Dupuytren's disease.

Poelstra R, Selles RW, Slijper HP, van der Oest MJW, Feitz R, Hovius SER, Porsius JT; Hand-Wrist Study Group.

J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2018 Oct;43(8):848-854. doi: 10.1177/1753193418780187. 

Hand Surgeons Performing More Open Carpal Tunnel Releases Do Not Show Better Patient Outcomes.

Evers S, Jansen MC, Slijper HP, de Haas N, Smit X, Porsius JT, Hovius SER, Amadio PC, Selles RW.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jun;141(6):1439-1446. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004369.

Outcome of a Hand Orthosis and Hand Therapy for Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis in Daily Practice: A Prospective Cohort Study.

Tsehaie J, Spekreijse KR, Wouters RM, Slijper HP, Feitz R, Hovius SER, Selles RW.

J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Nov;43(11):1000-1009.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.04.014.

Surgeon Volume and the Outcomes of Dupuytren's Surgery: Results from a Dutch Multicenter Study.

Zhou C, Ceyisakar IE, Hovius SER, Feitz R, Slijper HP, Lingsma HF, Selles RW.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Jul;142(1):125-134. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004512.

Comparative Effectiveness of Needle Aponeurotomy and Collagenase Injection for Dupuytren's Contracture: A Multicenter Study.

Zhou C, Hovius SER, Pieters AJ, Slijper HP, Feitz R, Selles RW.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2017 Sep 25;5(9):e1425. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000001425.

Postoperative Rehabilitation Following Thumb Base Surgery: A Systematic Review of the Literature.

Wouters RM, Tsehaie J, Hovius SER, Dilek B, Selles RW.

Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018 Jun;99(6):1177-1212.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.09.114.

Recurrence of Dupuytren's contracture: A consensus-based definition.

Kan HJ, Verrijp FW, Hovius SER, van Nieuwenhoven CA; Dupuytren Delphi Group, Selles RW.

PLoS One. 2017 May 15;12(5):e0164849. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164849. eCollection 2017. Erratum in: PLoS One. 2019 Apr 25;14(4):e0216313.

 

Reply: Percutaneous Aponeurotomy and Lipofilling (PALF) versus Limited Fasciectomy in Patients with Primary Dupuytren's Contracture: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial.

Kan HJ, Selles RW, van Nieuwenhoven CA, Zhou C, Khouri RK, Hovius SER.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Aug;140(2):358e-359e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003537. No abstract available.

 

Surgical stabilization for symptomatic carpometacarpal hypermobility; a randomized comparison of a dorsal and a volar technique and a cohort of the volar technique.

Spekreijse KR, Vermeulen GM, Moojen TM, Slijper HP, Hovius SE, Selles RW, Feitz R.

Eur J Plast Surg. 2016;39(5):345-352. Epub 2016 Jul 13.

Trapeziometacarpal Arthrodesis or Trapeziectomy with Ligament Reconstruction in Primary Trapeziometacarpal Osteoarthritis: A 5-Year Follow-Up.

Spekreijse KR, Selles RW, Kedilioglu MA, Slijper HP, Feitz R, Hovius SE, Vermeulen GM.

J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Sep;41(9):910-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2016.07.089.

Predictors of Patient Satisfaction with Hand Function after Fasciectomy for Dupuytren's Contracture.

Zhou C, Hovius SE, Slijper HP, Zuidam MJ, Smit X, Feitz R, Selles RW.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Sep;138(3):649-55. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002472.

Comparative Effectiveness of Percutaneous Needle Aponeurotomy and Limited Fasciectomy for Dupuytren's Contracture: A Multicenter Observational Study.

Zhou C, Selles RW, Slijper HP, Feitz R, van Kooij Y, Moojen TM, Hovius SE.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Oct;138(4):837-46. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002560.

Percutaneous Aponeurotomy and Lipofilling (PALF) versus Limited Fasciectomy in Patients with Primary Dupuytren's Contracture: A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial.

Kan HJ, Selles RW, van Nieuwenhoven CA, Zhou C, Khouri RK, Hovius SE.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jun;137(6):1800-12. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002224.

Patients' Preferences for Treatment for Dupuytren's Disease: A Discrete Choice Experiment.

Kan HJ, de Bekker-Grob EW, van Marion ES, van Oijen GW, van Nieuwenhoven CA, Zhou C, Hovius SE, Selles RW.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jan;137(1):165-73. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001878.

The Effect of a Bone Tunnel During Ligament Reconstruction for Trapeziometacarpal Osteoarthritis: A 5-Year Follow-up.

Spekreijse KR, Vermeulen GM, Kedilioglu MA, Slijper HP, Feitz R, Hovius SE, Selles RW.

J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Nov;40(11):2214-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.07.011.

Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum versus Limited Fasciectomy for Dupuytren's Contracture: Outcomes from a Multicenter Propensity Score Matched Study.

Zhou C, Hovius SE, Slijper HP, Feitz R, Van Nieuwenhoven CA, Pieters AJ, Selles RW.

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jul;136(1):87-97. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001320.

Comparison of arthroplasties with or without bone tunnel creation for thumb basal joint arthritis: a randomized controlled trial.

Vermeulen GM, Spekreijse KR, Slijper H, Feitz R, Hovius SE, Selles RW.

J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Sep;39(9):1692-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.04.044. 

Trapeziometacarpal arthrodesis or trapeziectomy with ligament reconstruction in primary trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial.

Vermeulen GM, Brink SM, Slijper H, Feitz R, Moojen TM, Hovius SE, Selles RW.

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 May 7;96(9):726-33. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.01344.

Surgical management of primary thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis: a systematic review.

Vermeulen GM, Slijper H, Feitz R, Hovius SE, Moojen TM, Selles RW.

J Hand Surg Am. 2011 Jan;36(1):157-69. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2010.10.028. Review.