Published 11 May 2021

Hand surgery

National Quality Registry for Hand Surgery (HAKIR)

Registry category: Diseases of the movement organs

Certification level: 1

Central personal data controller (CPUA): Södersjukhuset AB

Hand function is crucial for a person's independence in daily life and the ability to cope with a professional job. Many diseases affect the hands and one in five injuries in emergency departments is a hand injury.

HAKIR started in 2010 on the initiative of the Swedish Society for Surgery of the Hand. Connected to the register are the seven specialized hand surgery departments as well as a number of private units.

Our main aims are to enable improvement work and research that gradually improves care through individual-based follow-up of care interventions and treatment outcomes. An important aim is also to increase patients' participation in healthcare.

Through national and interprofessional cooperation, we want to work for good and equal hand surgery for everyone in our country. The goal is to include all stages of the care process, including rehabilitation and nursing, to get an overall picture of the care.

In the long term, we want to fully integrate register work into clinical everyday practice and create register routines that are as simple as possible. HAKIR's register data can also be used in in-depth reasoning with our patients and contribute to an individual adaptation of care.

Contact information

Find contact information on the registry’s website.



  • Ulrika Forsberg