Special Orthopaedic Geriatrics (SOG)

The project „Special Orthopaedic Geriatrics (SOG)” is lead by the Orthopaedic Clinic of the University of Regensburg and promoted by the Innovation Fund of the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA). The aim is to increase the quality of healthcare by reducing the deficits for orthopedic patients with geriatric comorbidities. For this purpose, it shall be examined, if interdisciplinary treatment approaches can optimize medical care for these patients. Another aim is the modification of already existing scores and the development of new scores in order to realize a targeted orthopedic-geriatric assessment. The chair of health economics is responsible for methods and biometrics.

The project started in January 2021 with a term of three years.

The main contact for this project is Philip Bammert.

Latest News

The study protocol of the randomized controlled trial has been published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders.

Kappenschneider, T., Maderbacher, G., Weber, M., Greimel, F., Holzapfel, D., Parik, L., Schwarz, T., Leiss, F., Knebl, M., Reinhard, J., Schraag, A. D., Thieme, M., Turn, A., Götz, J., Zborilova, M., Pulido, L. C., Azar, F., Spörrer, J.-F., Blinger, B., Pfalzgraf, F., Sundmacher, L., Iashchenko, I., Franke, S., Trabold, B., Michalk, K., Grifka, J., Meyer, M. (2022):
Special orthopaedic geriatrics (SOG) - a new multiprofessional care model for elderly patients in elective orthopaedic surgery: a study protocol for a prospective randomized controlled trial of a multimodal intervention in frail patients with hip and knee replacement. [mehr]... [Volltext]
BMC Musculoskelet Disord 23, 1079. doi: 10.1186/s12891-022-05955-w.

The primary objective of the study is to improve the mobility of orthopaedic patients with geriatric-internal comorbidities, who are treated according to the SOG concept in comparison to conventional orthopaedic/physiotherapeutic follow-up treatment, measured by the Short Physical Performance Battery 3 months postoperatively.

The project SOG started on 1st January 2021.


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