The Unit of Orthhopaedic Surgery in the County of Ringkøbing has one management but is physically located in three different cities: Herning, Holstebro and Ringkøbing. The clinics have a variety of orthopaedic functions including acute and planned surgery. Hip implant surgeries are performed on all three hospitals while knee implant surgeries are performed only in Herning and Holstebro. The Unit of Orthopaedic Surgery in the County of Ringkøbing is affiliated to the University of Aarhus.
The Clinic of Holstebro educates 3rd and 8th semester medicine students.
In 2004 the Unit of Orthopaedic Surgery in the County of Ringkøbing established a new research unit for muscle and skeleton disorders. The unit is located at the Clinic of Holstebro. Currently, two PhD students are working at the research unit having Professor Kjeld Søballe as their main supervisor. They are currently doing research on the rehabilitation after hip and knee implant surgeries and sports traumatology.
In 2005 the research unit established a movement laboratory where it is possible to do research projects on the effect of orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation of orthopaedic surgical patients.
In the fall of 2006 Holstebro Hospital started using Radio Stereometric Analysis (RSA) making it possible to do research projects on the implanted prosthesis' three dimensional motion relative to the surrounding bone over time. In a matter of two to five years the motion pattern can give a prognosis of the prosthesis' expected durability.
Furthermore, the Clinic of Holstebro has established Denmark's first interdisciplinary study unit where students, with guidance from committed and development-oriented supervisors, examine, nurse, treat and rehabilitate patients in the good patient course.
Head of Research
Torben Bæk Hansen
Clinic of Orthpaedic Surgery
Phone: +45 9912 5369