News Approval of the application submitted to the Swiss National Science Foundation for a nationwide assessment of patients with a shoulder tendon tear
Prof. Dr. Laurent Audigé, leader of the Upper Extremities and Hand Surgery Research Group at the Schulthess Klinik, has submitted and received approval for an application to the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), in collaboration with the Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department (co-applicant PD Dr. Andreas Müller), the Psychosomatics Department and the Basel Institute for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics of the University Hospital Basel, as well as the Swiss Patient Safety Foundation. The safety and efficacy of shoulder tendon tear surgery and the prognosis of treatment results are being investigated in almost 1,000 patients at several hospitals and practices across Switzerland and Germany. The second highest quality level was awarded by the SNSF. The project will now be funded for four years.