Per Hölmich

Professor, MD, Head of Department of Arthroscopic Surgery, Head of SORC-C


  • Sports Orthopedic Research Center – Copenhagen, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark
  • Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre, Denmark
  • Sports Groin Pain Center, Aspetar Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Hospital, Doha, Qatar
  • Department of Anatomy, University of Copenhagen


Per is a world-renowned orthopedic surgeon within the field of groin injuries in sports, and arthroscopic knee- and hip surgery. He is the founder of SORC-C, head of the Arthroscopic department at Hvidovre Hospital and a professor at the Institute of Clinical Medicine at University of Copenhagen.

Research Interest

Prevention of sports injuries, hip arthroscopy, femoroacetabular impingement syndrome, groin injuries, ACL injuries, Meniscus injuries, shoulder - subacromiel impingement syndrome.


  • Danish Rct on Exercise versus Arthroscopic Meniscal surgery for young adults – The DREAM Study
  • Multicentre study on capsular closure versus non-capsular closure during hip arthroscopy in Danish patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Individualized treatment for Acute Achilles Tendon rupture based on Barfod's ultrasonographic length measure - a Randomized Controlled Trial


Per is and have been teaching medical student on a regular basis at both the University of Copenhagen, as semester lectures, dissection courses and class teaching, as well as practical teaching at Copenhagen University Hospital Hvidovre.

More than 100 invited international scientific lectures ex:

  • A Medical Perspective, Football Medical Association (FMA) Conference – Tackling the Hip & Groin, a football and functional dilemma, Derby, UK
  • Taxonomy Diagnosis and Treatment of Groin Injuries in Football, Football Medical Association (FMA) Conference – Tackling the Hip & Groin, a football and functional dilemma, Derby, UK
  • Keynote lecture: A systematic approach to groin pain, Scottish sports and exercise medicine symposium 2016, Glasgow, UK
  • Lecture: RTP following hip arthroscopy, FIFA – Football for Health F-MARC, London, UK


Doctor of medical Science:

Groin injuries in Athletes – Development of Clinical Entities, Treatment, and Prevention University of Copenhagen

Supervisor on following finished PhD thesis:

  • Christoffer Brushøj: Prevention and development of screening methods for common overuse injuries to the knee and shin
  • Jesper Petersen: Acute Hamstring injuries in soccer
  • Philip Hansen: Human tendon properties: From Molecule to man. A structural, biomechanical, and biochemical investigation
  • Kristian Thorborg: Clinical outcome measures for physically active individuals with hip and groin pain
  • Sonia Branci: Standardised MRI evaluation of long-standing groin pain: Evidence, development and clinical signs
  • Cristiano Eirale: Football injury epidemiology in Qatar
  • Andreas Serner: Acute groin injuries in athletes, clinical and radiological assessment and treatment
  • Andrea Mosler: Risk factors for groin injuries in male soccer


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