Regenerative Orthopedics

Irin Kwananocha, DVM, MSc, DTBVS, CCRP – PhD candidate

Grants & Honors:

  • Best presentation award at Voorjaarsdagen Veterinary European Conference 2021

Irin is from Thailand and started in 2021 as a PhD student on a 5-year Thai scholarship. She is working on the development of a new surgical technique for young dogs with hip dysplasia using a 3D-printed titanium implant and its translation to the veterinary market under the supervision of Prof. dr. Björn Meij and Prof. dr. Marianna Tryfonidou. She focuses on the clinical outcomes and radiographic outcomes obtained from short-term and long-term follow-ups after surgical treatment.

Irin graduated as Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) in 2013 with second Honors and a Master of Sciences (MSc) in 2016 from Kasetsart University, Thailand. She passed the internship program in 2014 and became a Thai Board of Veterinary Surgery (DTBVS) in 2022. Irin is a veterinarian and has experience in orthopedic surgery in Thailand and is also a certified rehabilitation veterinarian (CCRP). In her past research, she focused on conservative treatment with medication and a new formula of nutraceuticals to treat hip and stifle osteoarthritis. Currently, she aims to develop a new surgical method to decrease laxity of the hip joint and prevent or slow the progression of osteoarthritis developing from canine hip dysplasia which is the most common orthopedic problem in young dogs.

Past supervision:

  • Isabelle van der Hoeven

Current supervision:

  • Timo Meijer