Adult joint reconstruction fellowship
Center of Implant and Radiostereometric Research Oslo fellowship in:
Adult reconstruction and Research: Hip and Knee
Clinically: Adult joint reconstruction and revision surgery.
Research: Joint biomechanics, kinematics, evaluation of bone turnover, new materials
and surgical techniques in adult reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee
Background of Fellowship
The Oslo University Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in Scandinavia. The adult
reconstruction section focuses on the management of hip and knee replacement.
Fellows gain experience in the use of cementless implants and of implants inserted
with modern cementing techniques for primary total hip and knee replacements.
Surgery is performed with standard and MIS technique in primary hip reconstruction
and techniques of acetabular and femoral reconstruction. Complex primary and
revision arthroplasty in the hip and knee touching modern and well established
techniques such as the use of impaction bone grafting or artificial structural bone
substitutes are performed. Custom made prosthesis and surgical cutting blocks to
improve precision are in clinical use and objective of research projects.
The Unit also has a very active research group with focus on joint biomechanics,
bone turnover, surgical techniques and new materials (Center of Implant and
Radiostereometric Research Oslo = CIRRO, https://www.ous-research.no/cirro/.). The
group has a wide network of collaborators nationally and internationally. Further,
there is close collaboration with all Scandinavian registries.
Aim of fellowship
The MD will have the opportunity to learn theoretical knowledge and practical skills in
diagnosing and treating degenerative joint disorders. The MD also has the
opportunity to acquire the basics of standard RSA or dynamic RSA as well as DEXA.
Fellows will be assigned specific research projects during their fellowship. It is
expected to prepare a manuscript during the course of the fellowship.
Period of fellowship: 12 months
Number of Fellowships per semester: 1
Sponsoring Organization: CIRRO
Financial support during fellowship: CIRRO will pay for the living quarters as well as
an office at the Oslo university RSA Research lab. Cost of living + travel expenses
must be covered by the fellow.
Applicants must hold qualifications enabling licensing with the Medical Board of
CIRRO fellowship 1/23/15
Prerequistes for application: The doctor must have completed their major clinical
teaching in a registered medical school and completed their residency.
Applications should be directed to: Stephan M Röhrl, MD, PhD