Qualifications MD, PHD
Area of Expertise Chronic tendinopathies
|Prof Alfredson is an Orthopaedic Surgeon who received his PhD in Sports Medicine from Umeå University in 1997. At Umeå University he subsequently received an Associate Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine in 1999, and a full Professorship in Sports Medicine in 2002. He has been Doctor for the Swedish National Junior Ice Hockey Team, and for 8 years was physician for one of the best Ice Hockey teams (Färjestad BK) in Sweden.
Initially, his research focused on bone mass and articular cartilage, but during the last 10 years the main focus has been to perform research on the chronically painful tendon. Collaborative work with Dr Öhberg at the Radiology Department and Professor Forsgrens group at the Anatomy Department has lead to the design of new treatment methods for especially the chronically painful Achilles and Patellar tendons, but also other tendons such as the extensor carpi radialis brevis tendon. Dr Alfredson has published more than 100 original peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and reviews, and has been invited keynote speaker at international conferences in more than 20 countries. Dr Alfredson was awarded the Distinguished Swedish Price in Sports Science 2003, and has received several best paper and best poster awards at international conferences.