MD, Ph.D., Head Doctor, Department of Traumatology, Basel University Hospital

2016 PD thesis, “Methods to improve bone formation and fracture healing”, Basel University
2006 1st October, Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery
2003 Ph.D. thesis, “Growth Factor Enhancement of Bone Formation”, Aarhus University, Denmark
1996 Medical degree from Odense University, Denmark

2016 Head Doctor, the department of traumatology, Basel University Hospital
2014 Senior consultant, department of traumatology, Basel University Hospital
2011 Head of orthopedic traumatology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen
2009 Senior consultant, orthopedic traumatology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen
2006 Staff specialist, orthopedic surgery and traumatology, trauma center Murnau, Murnau, Germany
2005 – Associate professor, Aarhus University
2004 – Specialist registrar, orthopedic surgery, Aalborg University Hospital
2002 Senior house officer, orthopedic surgery, Aarhus University Hospital
2000 Research assistant, Aarhus University Hospital
1999 Senior house officer, abdominal surgery, Viborg Hospital


2019       Recommendations for systemic antimicrobial therapy in fracture-related infection: a consensus from an international expert group. J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Sep 27. doi: 10.1097. Fracture Related Infection Consensus Group.

2019       General treatment principles for fracture-related infection: recommendations from an international expert group. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2019 Oct 29. doi: 10.1007. Fracture Related Infection Consensus Group
2019 Daily subcutaneous Teriparatide injection increased bone mineral density of newly formed bone after tibia distraction osteogenesis, a randomized study. Injury. 2019 Aug;50(8):1478-1482. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2019.06.001. Wagner F, Vach W, Augat P, Varady PA, Panzer S, Keiser S, Eckardt H.

2019          Comment on Percutaneous Transiliac-Transsacral Screw Fixation of Sacral Fragility Fractures Improves Pain, Ambulation, and Rate of Disposition to Home. Eckardt H, Saxer F. J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Feb;33(2)

2018          Diagnostic challenges and future perspectives in fracture-related infection.
Morgenstern M, Kühl R, Eckardt H, Acklin Y, Stanic B, Garcia M, Baumhoer D, Metsemakers WJ.
Injury. 2018 Jun;49 Suppl 1:S83-S90. doi: 10.1016/S0020-1383(18)30310-3.

2017           Good functional outcome in patients suffering fragility fractures of the pelvis treated with percutaneous screw stabilization: Assessment of complications and factors influencing failure. Eckardt H, Egger A, Hasler RM, Zech CJ, Vach W, Suhm N, Morgenstern M, Saxer F. Injury. 2017 Dec;48(12):2717-2723. doi: 10.1016/j.injury.2017.11.002. Epub 2017 Nov 4.

2017          Reconstruction of osseous defects using the Masquelet technique. Saxer F, Eckardt H, Orthopade. 2017 Aug;46(8):665-672

2017          The cost of infection in severe open tibial fractures treated with a free flap. Olesen UK, Pedersen NJ, Eckardt H, Lykke-Meyer L, Bonde CT, Singh UM, McNally M. Int Orthop. 2017 May;41(5):1049-1055.

2016          Mortality in trauma patients with active arterial bleeding managed by embolization or surgical packing: An observational cohort study of 66 patients. Froberg L, Helgstrand F, Clausen C, Eckardt H.
J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2016 Jul-Sep;9(3):107-14.

2015          The Masquelet technique of induced membrane for healing of bone defects. A review of 8 cases.
Olesen UK, Eckardt H, Bosemark P, Paulsen AW, Dahl B, Hede A. Injury. 2015 Dec;46 Suppl 8:S44-7

2015          Osteomyelitis of the pubic symphysis. J Obstet Gynaecol. 2015 Nov;35(8):862-3. Froberg L, Eckardt H

2015          Open reduction and internal fixation aided by intraoperative three-dimensional imaging improved the articular reduction in 72 displaced acetabular fractures. Acta Orthop. 2015 May 26:1-6. Eckardt H, Lind Dennis, Toendevold E.

2015          Effect of intraoperative three-dimensional imaging during the reduction and fixation of displaced calcaneal fractures on articular congruence and implant fixation. Foot Ankle Int. 2015 Jul;36(7):764-73. Eckardt H, Lind M.

2015          A review of forty-five open tibial fractures covered with free flaps. Analysis of complications, microbiology, and prognostic factors. Int Orthop. 2015 Jun;39(6):1159-66. Olesen UK, Juul R, Bonde CT, Moser C, McNally M, Jensen LT, Elberg JJ, Eckardt H.

2014          Venous thrombosis following fractures below the knee: A nationwide Danish cohort study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Mar 18;97(6):470-7 . Wahlsteen L, Eckardt H, Lyngbaek F, Jensen P F, Fosboel E L, Torp-Pedersen C, Gislason G H, Olesen J B.

2014          Bioabsorbable Barrier Membrane Combined with rhBMP-2 Improved Bone Formation in an Experimental Model of Compromised Healing But Was Not Superior to rhBMP-2 Alone. Open Journal of Orthopedics, Vol. 4 No. 2, 2014: 31-37. H. Eckardt, K. Christensen, M. Lind, E. Hansen and I. Hvid.

2013           Translation between the Neer- and the AO/OTA-classification for proximal humeral fractures: do we need to be bilingual to interpret the scientific literature? BMC Res Notes. 2013 Feb 25;6(1):69. Brorson S, Eckardt H, Audigé L, Rolauffs B, Bahrs C.

2010           Management der Beckenverletzungen beim Polytrauma. Trauma Berufskrankh 2010 · 12[Suppl 2]:183–187. Woltmann A. Eckardt H. Gaul L.

2009          Parathyroid hormone PTH(1-34) increases the volume, mineral content, and mechanical properties of regenerated mineralizing tissue after distraction osteogenesis in rabbits. Acta Orthop. 2009 Dec;80(6):716-23. Aleksyniene R, Thomsen JS, Eckardt H, Bundgaard KG, Lind M, Hvid I.

2009          Three-dimensional microstructural properties of regenerated mineralizing tissue after PTH (1-34) treatment in a rabbit tibial lengthening model. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 2009 Oct-Dec;9(4):268-77. Aleksyniene R, Eckardt H. Hvid I.

2008           Effects of Parathyroid Hormone (PTH) Treatment in Distraction Osteogenesis in the Rabbit tibial lengthening Model. Ph. D.-thesis. Århus Universitet. Aleksyniene R, Eckardt H, Bundgaard K, Lind M, Hvid I

2007           Combined abdominal and spine injuries after high energy flexion-distraction trauma. Eur JTrauma Emerg Surg. Woltman A, Beisse R, Eckardt H, Potulski M, Buehren V.

2006           Effects of parathyroid hormone on newly regenerated bone during distraction osteogenesis in a rabbit tibial lengthening model. A pilot study. Medicine (Kaunas). 2006;42(1):38-48. Aleksyniene R, Eckardt H, Bundgaard K, Lind M, Hvid I.

2005           Mid-tibial distraction osteogenesis redistributed bone blood flow. A microsphere study in rabbits. Acta Orthopedic Scandinavica. Vol 76, 4. August 2005, Eckardt H, Christensen KS, Lind M, Hansen ES, Hvid I

2005          Recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2 enhances bone formation in an experimental non-union model; Injury. 2005 Apr;36(4):489-94. Eckardt H, Christensen KS, Lind M, Hansen ES, Hall D, Hvid I

2005          Recombinant human vascular endothelial growth factor enhances bone healing in an experimental nonunion model. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2005 Oct;87(10):1434-8. Eckardt H, Christensen KS, Lind M, Hansen, ES, Hvid I.

2003          Growth factor enhancement of bone formation, experimental models in the rabbit; ph.d.-thesis, Aarhus University, Denmark. Henrik Eckardt.

2002          Effects of locally applied Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) and VEGF-inhibitor to the rabbit tibia during distraction osteogenesis. J Orthop Res. 2003 Mar;21(2):335-40; Eckardt H, Christensen KS, Lind M, Hansen, ES, Hvid I