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.


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).



  • Birgit Donck, study nurse

tel. +32 9 332 54 96

fax +32 9 332 52 86

    • Patricia Geirnaert, study nurse

    tel. +32 9 332 57 18

    fax +32 9 332 52 86