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

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: (closest) FC Barcelona, AC Milan, Parma Calcio

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

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