Lars Åke Lidgren, Swedish orthopedic surgeon. Achievements include research in orthopedic infections; research in systemic antibiotic prophylactics in joint replacement; research in degradation and release from biological and polymeric antibiotic carriers; research in biomaterials; patents in field.
With Balgrist Orthopedic Clinic, Zurich, Switzerland. Professor orthopaedics University Lund, 1987, university chair in orthopaedics, head department, 1990. Director National Board Health and Welfare, Orthopedic Competence Center.
Initiator Bone and Joint Decade Consensus Meeting, Lund, 1998, chairman international steering committee.