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.