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Physiotherapist receives higher doctoral degree at Aarhus University

Physiotherapist, Associate Professor, PhD Inger Mechlenburg from The Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University, will become a Doctor of Medical Science in hip operations on patients with hip dysplasia.

In her research, Inger Mechlenburg examines the biological changes in bone tissue, articular cartilage and the blood flow in the chiselled off bone fragment from joint-preserving hip operations in patients with hip dysplasia. The research shows that the majority of the hip surgery patients do not develop osteoarthritis. This is seen by the fact that the size of bone cysts and the thickness of the articular cartilage remain unchanged a decade after the operation. This is important knowledge for the orthopaedic surgeons who perform the joint-preserving hip operations; and, not least, for the patients who suffer from hip dysplasia.

The title of Inger Mechlenburg’s higher doctoral dissertation is “Periacetabular Osteotomy in patients with Hip Dysplasia investigated with Imaging Modalities”. The defence will take place on 2 December, 2016 at 14.00 in Lecture Theatre 424 at The Department of Biomedicine, Building 1231, Wilh. Meyers Allé, The University Park.

Further information

Physiotherapist, Associate Professor, PhD, Inger Mechlenburg
Aarhus University, Department of Clinical Medicine and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Aarhus University Hospital
Mobile: (+45) 5115 6585
Email: Inger.mechlenburg@au.dk