Eva Pontén

Eva Pontén

Affiliated to Research | Docent
Visiting address: ALB, Q2:07, 17176 Stockholm
Postal address: K6 Kvinnors och barns hälsa, K6 Neuropediatrik Sejersen, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a hand surgeon and a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon working at the Dept
    of Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at the Karolinska University Hospital.
    Clinically, my main interests are cerebral palsy, arthrogryposis (AMC), limb
    deficiencies, spina bifida (MMC), developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH)
    and trauma. My PhD from 2004 investigated tendon transfer mechanics and
    properties of spastic muscle.


  • Our main research focus is to explore dynamic adaptations of the muscle in
    cerebral palsy on molecular, cellular and functional levels, with special
    emphasis on the mechanisms of contracture formation and the influence of
    The group includes
    Eva Pontén [1] MD PhD, orthopaedic surgeon and hand surgeon
    Ferdinand von Walden [2], MD, PhD, post doc
    Stefan Gantelius [3], MD, PhD student, orthopaedic surgeon
    [1] http://ki.se/en/people/evapon
    [2] http://ki.se/en/people/fervon
    [3] http://ki.se/en/people/stegan


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  • Affiliated to Research, Department of Women's and Children's Health, Karolinska Institutet, 2022-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2019

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