Hip prosthesis in titanium with bone ingrowth. Photo credit Thor BalkhedBone is a unique tissue with the capacity to regenerate itself through true tissue regeneration by reactivation of embryonal processes. Implant fixation and healing of fractures are inherently related to each other on a biological level but often separated from each other in the minds of orthopedic surgeons. We are orthopedic surgeons with an interest in joint replacement and fracture treatment, anesthesiologists, radiologists, biologists, movement scientists and others working together with national registries, the industry and academic collaborators around the world.
Hip prosthesis in titanium with bone ingrowth. Photo credit Thor BalkhedOur main focus is to improve the survival of first- time joint replacements through bone specific drugs and to improve outcome after complex joint revision surgeries with the use of morselized bonegraft, detailed pre-operative planning and evaluation of specific surgical techniques. We are interested in the pathomechanisms behind stress fractures, specifically atypical femoral fractures, the treatment and evaluation of healing and avoidance of early and late complications through implant choices guided through biomechanical understanding. Only then can we improve day-to-day practical decision making.