About Clinical Orthopaedic Research Hvidovre (CORH)

CORHs vision is to ensure the highest quality of orthopaedic care through continuous aspiration for the highest level of knowledge.

Who are we?

CORH is a research unit that focuses on topics within the field of orthopaedic surgery. The unit was officially established in 2010 by the initiative of Professor, DMSc Anders Troelsen.

Our vision is to ensure the highest quality of orthopaedic care through continuous aspiration for the highest level of knowledge.

What are our research topics?

The research conducted by the members of CORH is very interdisciplinary within the field of orthopaedics. It is, nonetheless, all based on clinical orthopaedic issues of how to optimize the treatment of orthopaedic patients.

Standards of treatment are often based on tradition or dogma. CORH aims to break down existing dogmas and ensure evidence-based choice of patient care.

Two central pillars of CORH research is the performance of Randomised Clinical Trials and prospective database studies especially concerning osteoarthritis and fractures.

Research network – CAG ROAD

In June 2018 CORH became part of a new Clinical Academic Group (CAG) – Research in OsteoArthritis Denmark (ROAD) lead by Anders Troelsen. CAG ROAD consists of researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Region Zealand and the Capital Region of Copenhagen, representing experimental, translational and clinical aspects of research.

The vision of CAG ROAD is to translate basic and applied clinical research into improved quality of life for people with osteoarthritis (OA). The focus is to better understand the disease pathogenesis, early diagnosis and improved surgical and nonsurgical therapies. The approach will be translational and integrate basic biomedical, preclinical and clinical sciences. Ultimately, the goal is to provide a sound knowledge base for OA prevention and treatment recommendations. A major achievement of CAG ROAD will be to link research and clinical practice with continuing education and training activities for professionals in the field.


As a Professor, Anders Troelsen spends part of his time on the education of coming Orthopaedic surgeons and other professionals and the environment at CORH contributes to this. Research focusing on osteoarthritis and Orthopaedic surgery in general, ensures that we, with a Danish perspective, can provide an updated and evidence-based  pre- and postgraduate education, and contribute to relevant teaching materials. This ensures both an optimal educational environment and that patients are treated by optimal educated health professionals.