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Bruges

St. John’s General Hospital was founded more than 800 years ago in the centre of Bruges. Due to the expansion of the hospital, the facility reached its limits and a new hospital was build just outside the historical city centre. The old facility still serves as a congress and exhibition centre.

Nowadays, the St. John’s hospital is one of the largest in Belgium with more than 1,200 beds.

The department of physical and rehabilitation medicine and rheumatology worked together from the start to treat patients with musculoskeletal problems.

Over the years, they have also become one of the pioneers in sports medicine in Belgium with Dr D’Hooghe, the current chairman of the FIFA and UEFA medical committees, as one of the leading physicians.

In 2009, the Sports Medicine Advisory Centre was founded to accompany athletes in their search for optimal performance and to promote a healthy sporting environment.

The centre specialises in medical assessments and the sports rehabilitation of professional male and female athletes, young talents, paralympic athletes and recreational sportsmen.

The centre has been accredited as a FIMS collaborating centre and has been recognised as a specialised sports medicine facility by the Royal Belgian Football Association

AZ Sint Jan – Bruges:

1,238 beds (Campus Sint-jan, campus SFX, campus Henri Serruys )

2,951 employees

29,227 operations

Fact sheet

Bruges

Accredited FMCE since 2010

Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine Advisory Centre since June 2009 – SMAC Bruges

www.azsintjan.be/smac

Administration

Bruges

Name
Dr Jan De Neve, MD

Title
Director / Head of FMCE

Email
jan.deneve@azsintjan.be

Phone number:
+32 50 452 900

Mobile number

Postal address
AZ. Sint Jan Brugge, Oostende av, Ruddershove 10, 8000 Bruges, Belgium

Name
Dr Elke Van den Steen, MD

Title
First contact person to the FMCE

Email
elke.vandensteen@azsintjan.be

Phone number:
+32 50 459 734

Mobile number

Postal address
AZ. Sint Jan Brugge, Oostende av, Ruddershove 10, 8000 Bruges, Belgium

Name
Dr Karel Watteyne, MD

Title
Movement Disorders and F-MARC Research

Email
karel.watteyne@azsintjan.be

Phone number:
+32 50 452 907

Mobile number

Postal address
AZ. Sint Jan Brugge, Oostende av, Ruddershove 10, 8000 Bruges, Belgium

Scientific

Contribution

Top publications

Variability in interpretation of the electrocardiogram in young athletes: an unrecognized obstacle for electrocardiogram-based screening protocols. F, Stroobandt R, De Neve J, Watteyne K, Vandensteen E, Vandekerckhove Y, Tavernier R. Europace. 2015 Sep;17(9):1435-40. doi: 10.1093/europace/euu385. Epub 2015 Feb 5. Berte B, Duytschaever M, Elices J, Kataria V, Timmers L, Van Heuverswyn

Pseudonephritis is associated with high urinary osmolality and high specific gravity in adolescent soccer players. Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2013 Aug;25(3):360-9. Epub 2013 Mar 15. Van Biervliet S, Van Biervliet JP, Watteyne K, Langlois M, Bernard D, Vande Walle J.

Treatment of skeletal muscle injury: a review.
Baoge L, Van Den Steen E, Rimbaut S, Philips N, Witvrouw E, Almqvist KF, Vanderstraeten G, Vanden Bossche LC. ISRN Orthop. 2012; 2012: 689012.

Lipoma Arborescens: Review of an uncommon cause for swelling of the Knee, De Vleeschhouwer, E. Van Den Steen, G. Vanderstraeten, W. Huysse, J. De Neve, Vanden Bossche Case Reports in Orthopedics, vol. 2016

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