Orthopaedic Surgery

Marianne Lundegaard, MPQM

Head of Department

+45 24 66 95 24


Lonnie Froberg, Ph.d.

Head of Department

+45 65 41 22 05


Martin Lindberg-Larsen ,Ph.d.

Head of ResearchOrthopedics Research Laboratory

+45 51 43 57 11


Jens M. Lauritsen, Consultant. M.D.,

Ph.d, Public Health Specialist

Head of Accident Analysis Group

+45 65 41 22 93

+4529 21 18 06, mobile


Anders Holsgaard Larsen, Ph.d.

Head of ResearchOrthopedics Research

+45 65 50 40 55


Peter Kraglund Jacobsen

Head of O-outpatient Department Svendborg

+45 61 67 33 44


Jens Christian Werlinrud

Head ofHand surgery and replantation

+45 30 82 80 15


Johnny Frøkjær

Head of Foot/Ancle surgery

+ 45 65 41 35 86


Claus Varnum

Head of Hip/Knee surgery

+45 60 69 88 04


Tine Nymark

Head of Infection/Tumour/ Amputation/Reconstruction

+45 65 41 19 40


Søren Skydt Kristensen

Head of Shoulder/Elbow, Knee(scopic) surgery

+45 65 41 19 13


Rikke Rousing

Head of Back surgery

+45 24 84 81 68


Morten Schultz Larsen

Head of Trauma surgery and Infection/Tumor/Amputation/Reconstructation

+45 65 41 18 30


Uggi Balle

Head of Paedatric ortopaedics

53 35 32 35


Core Tasks

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery provides treatment of disorders in the musculoskeletal system (arms, legs and back), disorders caused by injury, disease or as a consequence of congenital disorders. The Department is organised in a number of specialist areas which separately provide treatment at basic level as well as highly specialised level. The Department has a regional function for the whole of southern Denmark. Information about treatments, waiting times and care is provided under the specific specialist areas.


The Department has university status and provides teaching to medical students and physicians. Moreover, the Department participates in the training/education of nurses, radiographers, and social and healthcare assistants as well as in the training/education of medical secretaries.

The Department is affiliated to a professorship. The Department runs the Accident Analysis Group which performs injury registration and conducts analyses.

The Department has a central location in the peacetime emergency and the regional trauma centre function at Odense University Hospital. Prevention and rehabilitation is also part of the Departments tasks.


Furthermore, the Department has activities in Nyborg where day surgery patients are operated, and in Svendborg where we have wards, day surgery as well as an outpatient department.


Treatment sections:

  • OP

  • O-outpatient Department Odense

  • Day Clinic - Odense

  • Trauma centre /Accident and Emergency Department

  • O-outpatient Department Svendborg

  • Day Clinic - Svendborg

  • Day Clinic - Nyborg





  • O1 - Svendborg

  • O2

  • O3

  • O4 (OLAV)



Link to the Departments pages on the University of Southern Denmark website

University of Southern Denmark


Research Areas


Medical specialist functions


The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has several specialist areas:


Hosting the accident and emergency department of Odense University Hospital

(open or unreferred accident and emergency department function)

Orthopaedic surgery local function for Odense Municipality and the nearest municipalities towards the north and west.

Orthopaedic surgery regional function for the entire Region of Southern Denmark and parts of Region Zealand.

Orthopaedic surgery national function with regard to reimplantation and brachial plexus injury.

The Department is located centrally at the trauma centre function of

Odense University Hospital.

The Department runs the back surgery university centre together with the Department of Neurosurgery.

The Department runs the wound treatment university centre together with the Department of Plastic Surgery and the Department of Endocrinology.

The Orthopaedic Research Unit


The Accident Analysis Group

In accordance with the guidelines from the Danish Health and Medicines Authority, the Department handles all main and regional functions within orthopaedic surgery, and nearly all highly specialised functions.



The highly specialised function is divided into nine specialist areas:

Key figures

Annual admissions 7,700
Annual outpatient visits 74,000
Number of beds, Odense 79
Number of beds, Svendborg 26
Number of employees, Odense 352
Number of employees, Svendborg 73