Dr Elisabet Hagert is a world-renowned hand, wrist and peripheral nerve surgeon who joins Aspetar from Stockholm, Sweden. She is a dual board-certified Hand- and Orthopedic Surgeon and has been an associate professor in Orthopedic Surgery at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm since 2014. She did her postdoctoral training at Stanford University, USA. Dr Hagert has over 60 peer-reviewed scientific publications and has contributed over 20 book chapters in international text books. She is a popular speaker and teacher, with numerous conference contributions and over 150 international presentations.
Dr Hagert’s field of expertise include hand, wrist and elbow surgery, hand and wrist arthroscopy and peripheral nerve surgery. She is a globally recognized specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of peripheral nerve compressions and wrist disorders. She has served as hand surgery consultant to the Swedish Olympic Committee as well as to the world’s first Center of Excellence in Tennis Medicine, at H.M. Queen Sophia Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden.
Dr Hagert is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Association of Hand Surgery, the International Wrist Arthroscopy Society and the Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand.
In addition to her contributions in hand surgery, Dr Hagert has pioneered the use of wide awake hand surgery for nerve and wrist interventions, the use of musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnostics and treatment, as well as the interaction between hand surgeon and hand therapists in the application of proprioceptive training techniques.