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Lars Henrik Frich is a full-time shoulder and elbow surgeon at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, Odense University Hospital, Denmark. He is also highly experienced in performing reconstructive surgery after brachial plexus lesions.

He graduated as a medical doctor from the University of Aarhus in 1986 and thereafter conducted his fellowship training at the University Hospital in Aarhus. In 1994, he defended his PhD thesis on “Bone biomechanics of the gleno-humeral joint”. In 2013, he became a clinical associate professor at the Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark. He was appointed associate head of the Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark in 2014. From 2010-2014, he was president of the Danish Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

He has a published ∼50 papers on shoulder and elbow related topics, including the use of patient reported outcome measures (PROMs) to assess outcome after shoulder surgery. He has special interests in rotator cuff pathology and the effect of surgery on rotator cuff tendon and muscle healing. He is the principal investigator in a clinical study on disease mechanisms following rotator cuff tear, aimed at increasing the success rate of surgical repair. In parallel, he uses experimental animal models to study rotator cuff disease mechanisms.

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  • Health and Illness


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