Affiliated to research
Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedics at the Department of Clinical Science and Education, Södersjukhuset, as of 1 April 2022.
Primary position: Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Södersjukhuset.
Karl Eriksson is an orthopaedic surgeon specialising in knee surgery, and researches ways to improve the care of patients with cruciate ligament and meniscus damage. An important aspect of his research involves clinical studies that evaluate surgical techniques and treatment principles. He has also investigated other aspects of soft-tissue injuries of the knee, such as risk factors and socioeconomic consequences.
Karl Eriksson was the first person to study the regrowth of the semitendinosus tendon, which is often transplanted to replace a damaged cruciate ligament. He has also shown that, contrary to accepted wisdom in the field, there are no downsides of early surgery for cruciate ligament injuries using the standard methods. He has recently developed a new surgical technique for replacing a damaged meniscus with tendon tissue.
Academic honours, awards and prizes
Karl Eriksson holds numerous international positions, including as secretary general of the European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA).