|Name Lars Peterson|
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Lars Peterson (born 1936 in Vansbro, Sweden) is an orthopedist, known as "the father of autologous cell implantation".
Beginning in 1987, Peterson co-pioneered, with colleague Mats Brittberg and others, autologous chondrocyte implantation, a method of repairing cartilage using a patient's own cartilage cells. He was honored for his work at Genzyme in 2009.
He is also a professor and sports physician, and has been a Swedish national league football and ice hockey player, active in both Örgryte IS and Frölunda HC.