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Sports Medicine - Knee Injury Research

Research focus

Research on risk factors, treatment and consequences after sport injury, especially knee and anterior cruciate ligament injury. The research explores biological, psychological and social factors and how they impact on functional performance, treatment decision making and outcomes, and return to life-long participation in health-promoting levels of physical activity and sports. Studies include prognostic studies for knee injuries, biomarkers for knee osteoarthritis, biomechanical studies on hip and knee motion, register and intervention studies.

Modell RTS

Selected research projects

  • NACOX –Natural corollaries and recovery after acute anterior cruciate ligament injury
    - Assessing biological, psychological and social factors and their relationships to the natural corollaries and recovery after acute ACL injury
    - Evaluating the choice of treatment after acute ACL-injury (i.e. ACL reconstruction, ACLR or non-ACL reconstruction, non-ACLR)
    - Evaluating the return to sport after acute ACL injury
    - Studying knee problems in the short and long term after acute ACL-injury
    - Identifying proxies (biomarkers and structural risk factors) for early detection of symptomatic and radiographic osteoarthritis
  • Anterior cruciate ligament injuries in female football
    - Assessing biological, psychological and social risk factors for new knee injuries
  • ACL LTFU – Long term follow-up after anterior cruciate ligament injury
    - Assessing physical function and performance, physical activity and knee osteoarthritis 30-35 years after ACL injury
  • “Back in the Game” - smartphone application to improve confidence and psychological readiness for return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament injury
  • Knee arthroscopy in middle-aged patient with meniscal symptoms
  • Health and risk factors in patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis
  • Computer tomography images with 3-D motion capture for precise motion analysis of the hip and knee joints (part of the PRECIIS study)

Group leader

Lektor

Joanna Kvist

Telefon: 08-524 888 40
Enhet: Sektionen för fysioterapi
E-post: joanna.kvist@ki.se

Professor of Phyisotherapy

Division of Physiotherapy, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Sweden

Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV), Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Linköping University, Sweden

Group memebers

Christer Andersson, MD, PhD, Linköping University

Clare Ardern, RPT, PhD

Amelia Arundale, RPT, PhD, Linköping University

Daniel Castellanos, MD, PhD student, Örebro University

Victor Casula, PhD, University of Oulu, Finland

Bashir Tajik Edvardsson, MD, PhD student, Linköping University

Marcus Egelstig, RPT, MSc student, Linköping University

Stephanie Filbay, RPT, PhD, Linköping University and University of Oxford

Anne Fältström, RPT, PhD, Ryhov County Hospital Jönköping and Linköping University

Håkan Gauffin, MD, PhD, Linköping University

Hege Grindem, RPT, PhD, KI and Oslo Sport Trauma Research, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences

Kristin Gustafsson, RPT, PhD student, Ryhov County Hospital Jönköping and Linköping University

Sofi Sonesson, RPT, PhD, Linköping University

Anders Stålman, MD, PhD, KI and Capio Artro Clinic

Collaborators and partners

Linköping University Department of Orthopaedics; Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV) Division of Health Care Analysis; Division of Health Care Analysis

Capio ArtroClinic, Stockholm Sports Trauma Research Center

Lund University, Orthopedics, Clinical Sciences

Region Jönköping County, Rehabilitation Centre, Ryhov County Hospital

LaTrobe University, Australia

Research Unit of Medical Imaging, Physics and Technology, University of Oulu, Finland

Financial support

The Swedish Research Council

The Swedish Research Council for Sport Science

The Medical Research Council of Southeast Sweden (FORSS)

Australian National Health & Medical Research Council

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

The County of Östergötland

AFA Insurance

Selected scientific publications

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