The clinical orthopaedic surgical research tradition was established by Professor Otto Sneppen in 1980. Today the research group is managed by Professor Kjeld Søballe, MD (picture). The group currently consists of two professors, two associate professors, 48 postdocs, 11 PhD students, 31 Master of Health Science, 13 students in Health Science and three research year students.
The group has a wide national cooperation with surgical as well as medical departments and a strong international cooperation with among others: USA, New Zealand, Finland, Holland and Ireland. The group has a solid background in clinical as well as basic research and a rewarding interdiciplinary cooperation transversely to traditional professional groups.
The core research areas include etiology, the prevention and treatment of illnesses in joints and muscles. The research activity in the group is strongly increasing. The total number of published articles is 415 of which 129 articles have been published within the last five years.