Margareta Hedström

Margareta Hedström

Adjunct Professor | Docent
Visiting address: Hälsovägen, Enheten för ortopedi och teknologi K54, 14186 Stockholm
Postal address: H9 Klinisk vetenskap, intervention och teknik, H9 CLINTEC Ortopedi och bioteknologi, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedics at the Department of Clinical Science,
    Intervention and Technology as of 1 July 2021. Primary position: Consultant
    at Karolinska University Hospital


  • Margareta Hedström is an orthopaedic surgeon and researches hip fractures
    – a type of injury that affects a very large patient group. Many patients
    never recover and are often unable to continue living at home, with the
    consequent loss of life quality.
    Prof. Hedström has shown that rehabilitation is facilitated and the risk of
    complications is reduced if the patient is operated within 24 hours. Her
    large registry studies have made it clear that hip-fracture patients make up
    a heterogeneous group and that surgical methods and aftercare need to be
    further individualised and differentiated.
    Margareta Hedström is also engaged in clinical studies of patients with
    arthrosis who have had knee and hip prosthetics. She is examining their
    function and the patients’ satis- faction with their treatment and
    comparing different types of intervention and prosthetics.


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  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Clinical Science, Intervention and Technology, Karolinska Institutet, 2021-2025

Degrees and Education

  • Docent, Karolinska Institutet, 2009
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, Department of Clinical Sciences, Danderyd Hospital, Karolinska Institutet, 2001


  • Katarina Greve, Hip Fractures in an Aging Population

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