Orthopedic surgeon
Knee and ankle surgery

Name and title: Jussi Rantanen, MD, PhD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Adjunct Professor

Special areas of expertise: Knee and ankle surgery

Additional expertise: Joint, tendon, and ligament surgery of the lower limbs

Quote: “Correct timing is very important for successful treatment.”

Education and work history:

  • Medical degree, 1989
  • PhD, 1995
  • Surgical Resident and Orthopaedic Fellow, University of Turku, Finland, 1994–1998
  • Sports Medicine Fellow, Duke University Medical School, Durham, North Carolina, 1996–1997
  • Orthopaedic Consultant, Mehiläinen Hospital, Turku, 1998–2002
  • Administrative Chief of Surgery, Mehiläinen Hospital, 2002–2005
  • Chief of Surgery, Mehiläinen Hospital, 2005–2006
  • Orthopaedic Consultant, Chief of Department of Knee Arthroscopy, Pulssi Hospital, Turku, 2006–2008
  • Founder and CEO, Sports Hospital, Turku, 2009–2011
  • Chief Medical Officer and Chairman of the Board, Sports Hospital, Turku, 2011–2017
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Up and Running Sports Medicine Clinic, Dubai, UAE, 2015–2018
  • Orthopaedic Consultant, Bahrain Olympic Committee, National Sports Medicine Center, Bahrain, 2016–2018
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Burjeel Hospital for Advanced Surgery, Dubai, UAE, 2016–2018
  • Chief of Surgery and Sports Medicine, Mehiläinen Sports Sports Hospital, Turku, 2018–

Patients include: Finnish basketball icon Teemu Rannikko, several international basketball players from Russia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Balkan states

Procedures per year: 150

Contact with sports clubs: Kaarinan Ura, TuNMKY, Loimaa Bisons


  • Finnish Medical Association, 1987–2016
  • Finnish Surgical Association, 1994–
  • Finnish Trauma Association, 1996–
  • Piedmont Orthopedic Society, North Carolina, 1997–1999
  • Finnish Arthroscopic Society, 2010–

Contact information: jussi.rantanen@sportshospital.com