Within this line of research, the 'Orthopaedics and Traumatology Research Group' focuses its research on trauma registration for which prospective data from all polytrauma patients is collected.

Research project

To develop insight into the risk factors for the development of complications in polytrauma patients

We use a prospective database for e.g. the development of malunion, non-union or infections.

  • researcher: Jan Van Meirhaeghe


The research on polytrauma patients gathers all disciplines concerning the care of trauma patients. The database was started on the initiative of  Dr. P. De Paepe (Emergency Department, University Hospital Ghent).



  • Patricia Geirnaert, study nurse

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