Orthopedic surgeon
Cartilage surgery

Name and title: Jari Salo, MD, PhD, Professor, Chief Surgeon at Mehiläinen Helsinki

Special areas of expertise: Joint cartilage problems, surgery and diagnostics

Additional expertise: Special expertise in bone and cartilage biology; more than 10,000 operations

Quote: “An elite-level career needs elite-level care.”

Education and work history:

  • MD, Oulu, Finland, 1994; PhD, Oulu, 2002
  • Specialist in Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery, Helsinki, 2002
  • Innovator in bringing Cone Beam CT (CBCT) imaging into orthopaedic surgery
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Chief Surgeon, Mehiläinen Helsinki, 2013–

Patients include: Numerous national team players from different disciplines, EuroLeague and NBA basketball players, UEFA footballers and many individual athletes, e.g. MotoGP and FIA drivers.

Procedures per year: 300

Contact with sports clubs: Consultant to Helsinki Seagulls, Zenit St. Petersburg and many other teams, as well as to several sports agencies in football and basketball. FIM-licensed Chief Medical Officer.


  • Finnish Medical Association
  • Finnish Orthopaedic Association
  • International Cartilage Regeneration and Joint Preservation Society (ICRS)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • Co-founder of European Society for Tissue Regeneration in Orthopaedics and Traumatology (ESTROT)

Contact information: jari.salo@sportshospital.com