4S Grants awarded for Spinal Research

Each year the society announces 2 grants of SEK 30,000 each for which

members of the Swedish Society of Spinal Surgeons may apply.

Grants are awarded for both clinical and experimental spine research.


Below is a list of grant recipients over the years

as well as upcoming applications.

1995- 4S research grant SEK 30,000-

2001- DePuy Acromed research grant, SEK 30,000-

1995-2000 OSSANO Scandinavia  research grant, SEK 30,000-


Those years where there were more than two grant recipients, the

4S grants were shared and recipients awarded SEK 15,000- each




Awarded grants













Peter Försth

Results of decompression surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis with or without fusion – a prospective randomized controlled multicenter study





Svante Berg

Five-year follow-up of randomized controlled trial comparing total disc replacement with lumbar fusion surgery











Martin Skeppholm

Artificial disc prosthesis vs anterior cervical decompression and fusion





Kourosh Jalalpour

Interbody fusion for degenerative lumbar disorders











Adad Baranto

Disc changes in elite athletes











Paul Gerdhem

Study of idiopathic scoliosis and genetics











Per Ekman

Prospective randomized study of the long-term effect of lumbar fusion on adjacent disc degeneration (ASD)








Anders Möller

Long-term outcome of fractures of the thoracic and lumbar spine









Svante Berg, SpineCenter

Prospective randomized study,



comparison of total disc replacement with lumbar fusion surgery





Paul Gerdhem, UMAS

Study of genetics and idiopathic















Hans Tropp, Linköping 

Functional assessment of



mobility and muscle strength in the



thoracolumbar spine.


Per Ekman, SöS

Surgical treatment in adult isthmic












Ralph Hasserius, MAS

Osteonecrosis in spondylosis/



disc herniation.





Leif Anderberg, Lund

Studies of effects of local



vertebral body: pathophysiology,



epidemiology, treatment and steroid



injection for symptomatic nerve roots



in the cervical spine in connection with



long-term outcome.





Per Wessberg, Göteborg

Comparison of Cobb angles in idiopathic scoliosis on standing radiographs and supine axially loaded MRI

















Anders Lundin, Örebro

Significance of psychological factors 


for recovery in patients with lumbar



disc herniation


Senast uppdaterad: 2009-02-03