The experimental unit in the orthopaedic research group focused on entirely new treatment methods which have not yet been approved for use on humans. The primary research areas are improvement of joint prostheses, bone healing and cartliage research. This includes research on surgical methods, implant surfaces, wear particles, growth factors, stem cells and gene therapeutic methods.
The unit has its base in the Orthopaedic Reserach Laboratory at Aarhus University Hospital localed in central Aarhus. The research lab contains biomechanical test facilities, a hard tissue lab, an image diagnostic unit with micro CT scanners and a QCT scanner. A state-of the-art laboratory for the handling of gene-modified material with a new confical microscopy unit.
The experimental unit cooperates widely with other public instituts and private companies both nationally and internationally.