The Hip Fracture Unit has since its establishment as an independent ward in 2002 made its research noticeable both nationally and internationally with approximately 50 presentations and 50 peer-reviewed journal articles primarily within these topics: 1) Election of surgical methods by consultant, Henrik Palm, 2) Optimization of perioperative care by MD and DMSc, Nicolai Bang Foss and 3) Mobilisation and rehabilitation by senior researcher, physiotherapist and PhD, Morten Tange Kristensen.
The unit works closely together with the blood bank, hospital pharmacy, physiotherapy, geriatric care unit as well as the anaesthesiological, radiological and endocrinological departments.
There are currently 3 PhDs associated to the unit. They work with the following subjects 1) Haemorrhage by resident, Peter Toft Tengberg, 2) Strength training by physiotherapist, Lise Kronborg Poulsen and 3) Vitamin D by consultant, Henrik Hansen.
The unit is represented in various regional and national councils/committees, including the Danish Interdisciplinary Register for Hip Fractures (Dansk Tværfagligt Register for Hoftenære Lårbensbrud). The unit has also held the chairmanship of a DDKM working group (Den Danske Kvalitetsmodel / The Danish Healthcare Quality Programme) where we assisted The Capital Region of Denmark in developing high standards for hip fracture-related surgery and care.