About SORC-C

The research unit Sports Orthopedic Research Center – Copenhagen (SORC-C) is led by Professor Per Hölmich at the Orthopedic Department, Copenhagen University Hospital, Amager-Hvidovre.

The research at SORC-C is centered around prevention, diagnostics and treatment of musculoskeletal problems related to physical activity, specifically the optimization of arthroscopic surgery.

Primary research areas:

  • Shoulder impingement and luxation of the AC-joint
  • Hip impingement and groin pain
  • Patellofemoral pain, dysplasia and instability
  • Trochlea dysplasia, meniscus injuries, ACL injuries and cartilage damage of the knee.
  • Acute and subacute muscle-tendon injuries in the lower limb

The research units strive to answer the questions:

  • Where is interface between surgical and non-surgical treatment?
  • Who should not receive surgical treatment, and what is the alternatives in such cases?

This is achieved by:

  • Optimize pre-surgical interventions, that can potentially treat the problem without surgery
  • Increased and focused physical activity in patient
  • Reduce sequelae following arthroscopic surgery, by delaying or avoiding onset of osteoarthritis
  • Ensure that patients achieve their pre-surgical level of participation and quality of life


SORC-C was appointed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to the IOC Research Center in the period 2015-2019, and again 2019-2023.

Read more about the IOC Research Center

In addition, SORC-C is included in two clinical academic groups in the research collaboration Copenhagen Health Science Partners at the Capital Region of Denmark and the University of Copenhagen: CAG ROAD and CAG imPAct.

Readmore about CAG ROAD

Read more about CAG imPAct

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