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Thomas Per Carlstedt

MD PhD FRCS (Hons)


Hand, and brachial and lumbo-sacral plexus surgery, complex




Professor Thomas Per Carlstedt graduated from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm in 1979 with a basic medical degree - MD and a research degree-PhD. Following a 'post doc' year in Montreal, he returned to the Karolinska Institute to become an Assistant Professor. After completing surgical training in Stockholm and Paris, he specialised in Nerve and Plexus surgery and was made an Associate Professor of Surgery in 1988 and then Head of the Division of Neuro-Orthopaedics at the Karolinska Hospital. He founded a Swedish National Centre for complicated nerve injuries.

Professor Carlstedt was recruited as a Consultant Orthopaedic Nerve Surgeon to the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore in London 1996. He was awarded a visiting Professorship at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in 2002 and 2003 a Professorship in Nerve Surgery from University College London. In 2006 he became a Professor of Hand Surgery at the Karolinska Institute.

Professor Carlstedt has more than 20 years of experience as a consultant. He has a leading and internationally renowned surgeon and basic scientist that has pioneered and developed surgical treatments of complicated nerve disorders such as brachial and lumbosacral plexus. He treats severe, complicated nerve lesions and conditions.

Professor Carlstedt's main activities include nerve and plexus trauma, tumours as well as entrapment disorders of nerves. He also performs hand surgery. He directs a National Centre for the surgical treatment of complicated nerve injuries including nerve plexus and associated spinal cord injuries.

Professor Carlstedt has devoted the last 30 years to basic and clinical researches to solve and develop successful methods to repair spinal cord injuries associated with nerve plexus trauma. He is an active member of the Clinical Research Initiative supported by Spinal research.

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