Orthopedic surgeon
Knee and ankle surgery

Name and title: Mikko Kirjavainen, MD PhD, Chief of Sports Medicine since August 2019

Special areas of expertise: Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, knee, foot and ankle surgery

Additional expertise: Lower limb injuries, including operative and non-operative treatment.

Quote: “I love to see athletes returning to their disciplines after treatment, and to follow their success.”

Education and work history:

  • MD, University of Helsinki, 1997
  • PhD, University of Helsinki, 2010
  • Orthopaedic Fellow, John Radcliffe Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, 2004
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Deputy Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon, Helsinki University Central Hospital, 2005-2012
  • Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dextra Pihlajalinna Sports and Trauma Clinic, 2012-2019

Patients include: Joel Pohjanpalo (football player), Roope Tonteri (snowboarder), Erika Pastel (ballet dancer)

Procedures per year: 400

Contact with sports clubs: Finnish National Ballet, Finnish Snowboard Team, HJK, HIFK, EIF


  • Board member, Finnish Arthroscopy, Knee & Sports Medicine Association
  • Board member, Finnish Dance Health Association
  • Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon of the Finnish National Ballet, the Finnish Snowboard Team and two football clubs in Finland
  • Member of Finnish Dance Health Association

Contact information: mikko.kirjavainen@sportshospital.com