Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
Centre for Clinical Research, North Denmark Regional Hospital, Hjørring, Denmark
Silas Zacharias Clemmensen is a medical student from Aalborg University in his final year and will graduate in July 2022. Besides his study, he has had an internship at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Aalborg University Hospital and worked as a clinical research assistant at the Centre for Clinical Research at North Denmark Regional Hospital.
During his internship, he gained interest in geriatric medicine and the assessment of older adults with hip fractures and how the medical needs of the patients were handled by the geriatricians. Especially the treatment of multiple chronic illnesses and the prevention of falls and fragility fractures caught his attention since he finds it essential to promote health in older adults by preventing and treating these conditions. Therefore, he is engaged in clinical research in the geriatric field about fall prevention and treatment of medical complications after hip fracture surgery, primarily postoperative anaemia.