Orthopedic surgeon
Muscle and tendon surgery

Name and title: Lasse Lempainen, MD, PhD, Adjunct Professor in Sports Orthopaedics

Special areas of expertise: Orthopaedic Surgeon, muscle and tendon (hamstring, rectus femoris, Achilles, adductor) injuries

Additional expertise: knee and ankle injuries

Quote: “The feeling of success that comes after a successful treatment and recovery process reinforces my belief that I’m doing something that has a big impact on the lives of individual people.”

Education and work history:

  • MD, 2004, PhD, 2009
  • Adjunct Professor in Sports Orthopaedics, 2018
  • Traumatology and Sports Medicine Clinic, Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Turku University Hospital, 2009-2012
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mehiläinen Hospital, 2009–
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in lower extremity injuries, Mehiläinen Sports Hospital, 2011–
  • Active research career in hamstring, Achilles and rectus femoris injuries and disorders
  • Academic position: Adjunct Professor, University of Turku, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Consulting Reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine

Patients include:

Ousmane Dembélé (football player), Carles Aleñá (football player), Lucas Biglia (football player), Denis Cheryshev (football player), Madeline Hills (runner), Malcom (football player), Tom Kling-Baptiste (sprinter), Amanda Rego (runner)

Procedures per year: Approximately 350: 1/3 tendon and muscle injuries, 1/3 ankle and foot injuries, 1/3 knee injuries

Contact with sports clubs: FC Barcelona, AS Roma, AC Milan, Parma Calcio, FC Zenit, Moscow Dynamo


  • European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)
  • Finnish Orthopaedic Association
  • Finnish Arthroscopy, Knee & Sports Medicine Association (FAA)
  • Paavo Nurmi Centre, Department of Physical Activity and Health, University of Turku, Finland

Additional information:

Homepage: lasselempainen.com

E-mail: lasse.lempainen@sportshospital.com