Jon Karlsson, MD, PhD

Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Traumatology.

Jon Karlsson is Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedics and Sports Traumatology at the Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden. Originally from Iceland, he has worked at Sahlgrenska University Hospital and the Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, since 1981. His clinical focus is knee sugery, Foot & Ankle surgery, and muscle and tendon repair/reconstructive surgery.

His PhD-thesis in 1989 was devoted to ”Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability”, and since then he has been the author of more than 650 peer-reviewed publications, more than 150 book chapters and 43 textbooks in Orthopaedics and Sports Traumatology.

He has mentored 75 PhD-students at the Sahlgrenska Academy. He is currently (since 15 years) the chief Editor of KSSTA (Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy), the official journal of ESSKA. He has a past position as Associate Editor of Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports (SJMSS), (1997-2003) and Arthroscopy (2003-2008). He was the care-taking physician of a professional football club (IFK Göteborg) for almost 40 years.