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Lars Åke Lidgren

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.

Background

  • Lidgren, Lars Åke was born on December 13, 1943 in Kall, Sweden. Son of Helge and Thea Lidgren.

  • Education

    • Student, University Lund. Doctor of Philosophy, University Lund, 1973.

    Career

    • 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.

    Major achievements

    • 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.

    Membership

    Member of World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Evidence-Based Health Care in Musculoskeletal Disorders (chairman), Swedish National Competence Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, Nordic Orthopaedic Society (spokesman for biomaterials), Swedish National Knee Register (chairman).

    Connections

    • Married May Lidgren, February 3, 1968. Children: Helena, Alexander.
    • father: Helge Lidgren
    • mother: Thea Lidgren
    • spouse: May Lidgren
    • children: Helena Lidgren
    • Alexander Lidgren
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    Born December 13, 1943
    (age 73)
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    • 1973
      University Lund
    • 1987
      professor, orthopaedics University Lund