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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

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

15. May 2019 → …

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

1. Jul 2016 → …

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Research Output 2010 2020

Knee Osteoarthritis
Primary Health Care
Cross-Sectional Studies
Health
Delivery of Health Care
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Cost-effectiveness of total knee replacement in addition to non-surgical treatment: a 2-year outcome from a randomised trial in secondary care in Denmark

Skou, S. T., Roos, E., Laursen, M., Arendt-Nielsen, L., Rasmussen, S., Simonsen, O., Ibsen, R., Larsen, A. T. & Kjellberg, J., 15. Jan 2020, In : BMJ Open. 10, 11 p., e033495.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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Development of a core capability framework for qualified health professionals to optimise care for people with osteoarthritis: an OARSI initiative

Hinman, R. S., Allen, K. D., Bennell, K. L., Berenbaum, F., Betteridge, N., Briggs, A. M., Campbell, P. K., Dahlberg, L. E., Dziedzic, K. S., Eyles, J. P., Hunter, D. J., Skou, S. T., Woolf, A., Yu, S. P. & van der Esch, M., Feb 2020, In : Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 28, 2, p. 154-166

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Health
Drug therapy
Evidence-Based Practice
Consensus
Referral and Consultation

Improving Resilience Through Lifestyle-oriented Occupational Therapy for Adults with Chronic Pain

Nielsen, S. S., Skou, S. T., Søndergaard, J. & Christensen, J. R., 7. Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press).

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Infographic. Therapeutic exercise relieves pain and does not harm knee cartilage nor trigger inflammation

Bricca, A., Roos, E. M., Juhl, C. B., Skou, S. T., Silva, D. O. & Barton, C. J., Jan 2020, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 54, 2, p. 118-119

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debateCommunication

Activities 2011 2020

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

Hvad indeholder en moderne ikke-operativ behandlingsstrategi

Søren Thorgaard Skou (Guest lecturer)
12. Dec 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Exercise as medicine in osteoarthritis – evidence and implementation

Søren Thorgaard Skou (Guest lecturer)
25. Nov 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Projects 2016 2024

Press / Media

Et professorat virker som en magnet

Søren Thorgaard Skou

12/02/2020

1 item of Media coverage

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Mere målrettet behandling til patienterne

Søren Thorgaard Skou

12/02/2020

1 Media contribution

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Er selv sygdomsramt: Gigt-professorernes bedste råd

Søren Thorgaard Skou

08/02/2020

1 Media contribution

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Er jeg inaktiv, kommer smerterne

Søren Thorgaard Skou

08/02/2020

1 Media contribution

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Gigteksperter kan selv blive ramt

Søren Thorgaard Skou

08/02/2020

1 Media contribution

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Prizes

Fyens Stiftstidendes Research Award 2019

Søren Thorgaard Skou (Recipient), 9. May 2019

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

The VBHC Prize 2019

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

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

ERC Starting Grant

Søren Thorgaard Skou (Recipient), 27. Jul 2018

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Spar Nord Foundation’s Research Award 2016

Søren Thorgaard Skou (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Sapere Aude: Research Talent Award 2016

Søren Thorgaard Skou (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions