Jon Karlsson is Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Traumatology at the Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Sweden.
Originally from Iceland, Jon has worked at Sahlgrenska University Hospital since 1981. His clinical focus is knee surgery, with an emphasis on complex knee injuries, knee dislocations and revision surgery, but he also works as a Foot and Ankle surgeon.
His PhD thesis in 1989 was devoted to Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability, and since then he has more than 500 peer-reviewed publications, more than 100 book chapters and over 40 textbooks in orthopaedics and sports traumatology. Jon has mentored 56 PhD students, and is currently the chief Editor of Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy (KSSTA). He has been the care-taking physician to the IFK Göteborg professional football club since 1984.