May 31, 2013

Latest advancements in Osseointegration

Today, the last day of EMSOS 2013, it is possible for healthcare professionals particularly interested in Osseointegration to follow lectures on the subject presented by the COO team from Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Rickard Brånemark, director of the Centre of Orthopedic Osseointegration at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, presented an overview of the advancements in the osseointegration treatment from when it was founded until today.

For example he mentioned that the method is very suitable for thumb amputees who can restore up to 80 percent of their functionality. The COO team expects an increase of these patients in the near future.

Gunilla Persson talking to orthopeadic surgeons from the UK about her experience with a bone-anchored prosthesis.
Gunilla Persson talking to orthopeadic surgeons from the UK about her experience with a bone-anchored prosthesis.
May 30, 2013

A patient's perspective at EMSOS

The 2013 European MusculoSkeletal Oncology Society (EMSOS) exhibition and congress is underway. Today the participants could take part not only in interesting lectures performed by orthopaedic surgeons and other health care professionals, but also listen to patients’ own experiences.

Christopher McCann underwent the Osseointegration treatment in 2010. At EMSOS he held a presentation about "Three legs in 10 years".
Christopher McCann underwent the Osseointegration treatment in 2010. At EMSOS he held a presentation about “Three legs in 10 years”.
May 29, 2013

Sahlgrenska I.C. exhibits at EMSOS 2013

Paulina Sarbinowska and Sara Palmqvist represents Sahlgrenska I.C. at the 26th edition of the European Musculo-Skeletal Oncology Society (EMSOS) meeting, held May 29-31 at the Congress Hall of Svenska Mässan in Gothenburg. Sahlgrenska I.C. participates in collaboration with the Centre of Orthopeadic Osseointegration (COO) at Sahlgrenska University Hospital.

Visitors will be able to meet patients who have undergone the treatment, as well as Integrum, the manufacturer of the implants used by COO. The exibition is open from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. daily.

Sahlgrenska I.C. at EMSOS 2013
Paulina Sarbinowska and Sara Palmqvist at EMSOS 2013
April 23, 2013

Fridén awarded for Outstanding Orthopaedic Research

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, AAOS, has honored Jan Fridén, professor in Hand Surgery at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, with the prestigious 2013 Kappa Delta Award for Outstanding Orthopaedic Research. Fridén shared the prize with American scientists Richard Lieber and Sam Ward from University of California, San Diego. The cermony was held in Chicago on March 20. Professor Fridén and his multidisciplinary team at Sahlgrenska University Hospital are specialized in surgical reconstruction of hand and upper limb in tetraplegia.

Click here for more information about the team and their way of working.


2013 Kappa Delta Awards
Sam Ward, Jan Fridén and Richard Lieber at the 2013 AAOS annual meeting.
April 22, 2013

COO and Sahlgrenska I.C. visit Poland

Centre of Orthopeadic Osseointegration (COO) at Sahlgrenska University Hospital represented by Örjan Berlin, orthopaedic surgeon, Kerstin Hagberg, physiotherapist, and Marika Qvist, CEO Sahlgrenska I.C, were tbe key note speakers at the Congress of the Polish Society for Orthotics and Prosthetics that took place April 20th 2013 in Warsaw. In addition to attending the Congress, the 2-day visit contained a number of meetings at private and public clinics, such as VIGO-ORTHO, an orthopaedic workshop in Warsaw, POLMEDIC, a rehabilitation clinic, and orthopaedic and trauma clinics at the Specialist Hospital and Regional Specialist Hospital in Radom.

April 18, 2013

Still open seats at HPH 2013

The 21st international HPH-conference is hosted in Gothenburg 22-24 May 2013. Under the main theme Towards a more health oriented healthcare – An issue of body and mind, HPH (International Network of Health Promoting Hospitals and Health Services), Region Västra Götaland and the Swedish HFS Network presents lectures, poster sessions and oral sessions spread across the three day programme. There are still open seats, visit for more information and online registration.

February 22, 2013

World’s first muscle and nerve controlled arm prosthesis

For the first time a surgical team at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, led by Dr Rickard Brånemark, conducted an operation where electrodes have been permanently implanted in nerves and muscles of an amputee to directly control an arm prosthesis. The result allows natural control of an advanced robotic prosthesis, similarly to the motions of a natural limb.

February 1, 2013

Interesting meetings during visit at Arab Health in Dubai

During the exhibition, we had the pleasure of meeting and discussing with representatives of healthcare companies, universities, hospitals and authorities from different parts of the world. We also had a number of visits from Emirati doctors who have had their specialist training at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. Several interesting meetings were also held, for example with Dr Amin Amiri from the Ministry of Health and Dr Khalil Qayed and Dr Mohamed Nasaif from Dubai Health Authority.

Max Bjuhr, Swedens Ambassador in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates and Gunnar Oom, State Secretary to Minister of Trade Ewa Björling, at the inauguration of the Swedish pavilion at Arab Health 2013.

It has been very instructive and encouraging for us to hear about the interest for Swedish quality healthcare and education from the Middle East region. We are now looking forward to evaluate our activities at the exhibition and to take the next step towards new international projects and collaborations.

Dr. Khalid I. Khoshhal from the Taibah University of Medical Science and Jenny Lundgren, coordinator, during a meeting in the Swedish pavilion at Arab Health 2013.
January 31, 2013

Sahlgrenska I.C. Exhibits at Arab Health 2013

Marika Qvist, CEO (right), represents Sahlgrenska I.C. in the Swedish pavilion at Arab Health 2013

January 28-31, Sahlgrenska I.C. participates in the Swedish pavilion at the Arab Health Exhibition in Dubai. The pavilion is hosted by Business Sweden under the cooperative brand of Symbiocare. Arab Health hosts approximately 3 500 exhibitors and about 83 000 visitors during four days. The exhibition is a great opportunity to establish and maintain relations in the Middle East market.

December 17, 2012

Busy delegation trip to India comes to an end

Jenny Lundgren, coordinator (middle) and Marika Qvist, CEO (right), represents Sahlgrenska I.C. during a visit to Indian Spinal Injuries Centre in New Delhi

The Swedish delegation trip to India has come to an end.  Sahlgrenska I.C. look forward to take part in future cooperations between the State Government of Andra Pradesh and Region Västra Götaland, that may come as a result of the Letter of Intent signed by the two. The delegation  also performed a number of meetings and study visits at both public and private hospitals and institutions, such as K.C. General Hospital, Nizam’s and Narayana Hrudulaya in Bangalore, Apollo, Quintiles and Kamineni Hospital in Hyderabad as well as Indian Spinal Injuries Centre and Fortis in New Delhi.

The discussions have been very informative and fruitful thanks to the contribution of a great number of interesting, generous and openminded people from the healthcare sector in India.

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