October Featured Editorial Board Members

Antonio C. Miguel L.M.D. FACS
Department of Traumatologia Deportiva de Mexico
Professor, University UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico)
Mexico City, Mexico

Dr. Miguel is a Professor at University UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autonoma De Mexico) sports medicine fellowship training program at Angeles metropolitano hospital. In 1981, he began his career as a full-time academic physician at the University UNAM, where he is a sports medicine program co-founder and has taught and practiced orthopedic sports medicine for 17 years. He also was part of the trauma service staff as an orthopedic surgeon at Lomas Verdes hospital from 1981 to 1986. Finally, he is also an ATLS professor and program director in Mexico since 1989. He has been a part of the professional  Mexican soccer team “Pumas”, for the last 25 years.

Dr. Miguel is also very active working with the UNAM American football team as a consultant and team physician. And it is also important to note that Dr. Miguel was a football player during his college years, as a tackle.

Dr. Miguel has been an active AOSSM member since 1991. He is very committed with the academic activities of the society, and he always use the journal as a reference for his fellows and his daily practice. Since 2007 he is an active member of the editorial board. Dr. Miguel is a very committed professor, and is the chairman of the sports medicine and sports trauma fellow ship at UNAM and Angeles metropolitan hospital. He still works at his private practice mostly knee and shoulder pathology, and also sports trauma related issues.

Pieter (Spike) Erasmus
Knee Surgeon in solo private practice
Stellenbosch, South Africa

Pieter, better known as Spike, which is his nickname, grew up on remote stock farm in South Africa.

He graduated from the University of Stellenbosch obtaining an MMed (Ortho) cum laude in 1979.

With an early interest in knee surgery he attended one of the first instructional courses on arthroscopic surgery organized by Dr Sprague in Hawaii. After the course he spend some time at the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York with Dr Insall.

During his studies he played rugby and participated in cross country running, representing the university in running. He is still running and able to do 10km in under 50 minutes. Spike loves the outdoors; breeding and training Vizsla dogs, doing cross country motorbike trips and hike.

His practice consists solely of knee surgery, from simple arthroscopic procedures to complex TKR revision surgery. Having a special interest in the biomechanics of the knee, he has an affiliation with the engineering department of the local university.

Selected Published Work

Van Den Heever DJ, Scheffer C, Erasmus PJ, Dillon EM. Development of a patient-specific femoral component for unicompartmental knee replacement. Annu Int Conf IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2009;2009:5239-5242.

Kosel J, Giouroudi I, Scheffer C, Dillon E, Erasmus P. Anatomical study of the radius and center of curvature of the distal femoral condyle. J Biomech Eng. 2010;132(9):091002.

Van den Heever DJ, Scheffer C, Erasmus P, Dillon E. Contact stresses in a patient-specific unicompartmental knee replacement. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2011;26(2):159-166.

Erasmus PJ. Complications of MPFL reconstructions. In Anterior knee pain and patella instability. Ed: Alfonso VS. Springer.

Van den Heever DJ, Scheffer C, Erasmus P, Dillon E. Mathematical reconstruction of human femoral condyles. J Biomech Eng. 2011;133(6):064504.

Van den Heever D, Scheffer C, Erasmus P, Dillon E. Method for selection of femoral component in total knee arthroplasty (tka). Australas Phys Eng Sci Med. 2011;34(1):23-30.

Muller JH, Scheffer C, Elvin A, Erasmus PJ, Dillon EM. Patella tracking with peripatellar soft tissue stabilizers as a function of dynamic subject – specific knee flexion. J Mech Med Biol. 2011;11(5):1025-1043.

Van den Heever DJ, Scheffer C, Erasmus P, Dillon E. Classification of gender and race in the distal femur using self organising maps. Knee. 2012;19(4):488-492.

Muller JH, Erasmus PJ, Scheffer C. Comparison of commercial patellofemoral arthroplasty systems on the basis of patella kinematics, peri-patellar soft tissue tension and prosthesis. J Mech Med Biol. 2012;12(5).

Cho K, Muller JH, Erasmus PJ. Application of an artificial neural network for the quantitative classification of trochlear dysplasia. J Mech Med Biol. 2013;13(4).

Cho KJ, Müller JH, Erasmus PJ, DeJour D, Scheffer C. Application of an artificial neural network and morphing techniques in the redesign of dysplastic trochlea. Acta Bioeng Biomech. 2014;16(2):75-84.

Cho KJ, Erasmus PJ, Müller JH. The effect of axial rotation of the anterior resection plane in patellofemoral arthroplasty. Knee. 2016;23(5):895-899.

Van der Merwe J, van den Heever DJ, Erasmus PJ. Estimating regions of interest on the distal femur. Med Eng Phys. 2018;60:23-29.

Cho KJ, Erasmus PJ, Müller JH. Sagittal shapes of current fixed-bearing unicompartmental knee replacements differ from those of normal knees. Knee. 2019;26(3):759-767.

Erasmus PJ, Cho KJ. Patellofemoral joint arthroplasty design, in Patellofemoral Pain, Instability, and Arthritis. Springer, 2020.

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