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Søren Thorgaard Skou (PT, MSc, PhD) has vast experience within the field of osteoarthritis and has been the principal investigator and leader of two high-quality randomized controlled trials on surgical and non-surgical treatment of knee osteoarthritis, one of which was published in The New England Journal of Medicine (impact factor of 79.26), the highest ranked of all general medical journals.

Currently, he is the principal investigator of a randomized, controlled trial of meniscal surgery vs. exercise therapy and education for young people with a meniscal tear (DREAM)

Recently, he initiated a 5-year EU-funded project (MOBILIZE, grant agreement No 801790) with the overall aim of improving health in people with more than one chronic health condition (i.e. multimorbidity) through personalized exercise therapy and education.

Furthermore, he is the co-lead of Exercise First, a research program funded by Region Zealand aimed at developing, testing and implementing initaitives that support that the individual patient received the right prevention and treatment at the right time and to increase self-management using e-health. 

He is one of the main architects and leader of the implementation of the highly successful treatment program Good Life With osteoArthritis in Denmark (GLA:D) for patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis.

Furthermore, he is a recipient of a prestigious ERC Starting Grant from the European Research Council, and a postdoc grant and a Sapere Aude Research Talent Award from the Independent Research Fund Denmark. 

External positions

Visiting Professor , University of Southampton

1. Jul 202030. Jun 2023

Visiting Research Fellow, University of York

11. Jun 202010. Jun 2023

Senior researcher at Department of Surgery, Lovisenberg Diakonale Hospital, Oslo, Norway.

15. May 201930. Jun 2020

Head of research, Næstved/Slagelse/Ringsted Sygehuse, Region Sjælland

1. Jul 2016 → …

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Research Output

Baseline characteristics of patients with knee and hip osteoarthritis attending the glad program in Denmark, Canada and Australia. A cross-sectional study including 51,348 patients

Roos, E. M., Grønne, D. T., Davis, A. M., Zywiel, M. G., McGlasson, R., Barton, C. J., Kemp, J. L., Crossley, K. M. & Skou, S. T., 15. Apr 2020, In : Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 28, p. S165-S166

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Behandling af knæartrose hos yngre voksne

Translated title of the contribution: Treatment of osteoarthrosis of the knee in younger adultsBarfod, K. W., Skou, S. T. & Troelsen, A., 2020, In : Ugeskrift for Laeger. 181, 25, 5 p., V07180471.

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    Comorbidities and their link with individual health status: A cross-sectional analysis of 23,892 people with knee and hip osteoarthritis from primary care

    Muckelt, P. E., Roos, EM., Stokes, M., McDonough, S., Grønne, DT., Ewings, S. & Skou, ST., 14. May 2020, In : Journal of Comorbidity. 10, p. 1-11

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    Activities

    OARSI Task Force on Interactive Education Program for Raising Awareness of Osteoarthritis Treatment and Pain Management (External organisation)

    Søren Thorgaard Skou (Member)

    6. Mar 2020 → …

    Activity: MembershipMembership of commitees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar

    Multisyge bliver fremtidens patienter og fysioterapi kan få en central rolle i behandlingen

    Søren Thorgaard Skou (Lecturer)

    5. Mar 2020

    Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lectures, external teaching and course activities at other universities

    Exercise as treatment of medial osteoarthritis in the athletic knee

    Søren Thorgaard Skou (Guest lecturer)

    31. Jan 2020

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

    Exercise as treatment of chronic pain patients – with knee osteoarthritis as the example

    Søren Thorgaard Skou (Guest lecturer)

    28. Jan 2020

    Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lectures, external teaching and course activities at other universities

    Artrose – skal man trene eller operere?

    Søren Thorgaard Skou (Lecturer)

    9. Jan 2020

    Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

    Projects

    Press / Media

    Gikt-ekspertenes beste råd

    Søren Thorgaard Skou

    23/07/2020

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Giktprofessorene som selv er rammet: Deres beste råd

    Søren Thorgaard Skou

    21/07/2020

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Gigtpatienter tilbydes virtuel træning

    Søren Thorgaard Skou

    03/07/2020

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Digital træning til patienter med slidgigt

    Søren Thorgaard Skou

    07/06/2020

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Prizes

    Fyens Stiftstidendes Research Award 2019

    Skou, Søren Thorgaard (Recipient), 9. May 2019

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

    The VBHC Prize 2019

    Skou, Søren Thorgaard (Recipient) & Roos, Ewa M. (Recipient), 18. Apr 2019

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

    ERC Starting Grant

    Skou, Søren Thorgaard (Recipient), 27. Jul 2018

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

    Sapere Aude: Research Talent Award 2016

    Skou, Søren Thorgaard (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

    Spar Nord Foundation’s Research Award 2016

    Skou, Søren Thorgaard (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions