Orthopedic surgeon
Shoulder and elbow surgery

Name and title:
Terho Kainonen, MD, PhD, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Special areas of expertise:
Shoulder and elbow surgery

Additional expertise:
Specialist training in the management and after-care of traumatic injuries, research on wounds

Quote: “A surgeon must be humble”

Education and work history:
o MD, 1987
o Specialist in surgery, 1997
o Department of Surgery, Turku University Hospital, Main Hospital, 1993–1997
o Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Turku University Hospital, Main Hospital, 1997–2001
o Traumatologist, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Turku University Hospital, Main Hospital, 2001–2007
o Department of Traumatology, Helsinki University Hospital, Töölö Hospital, 2006
o Chief Surgeon, Suomen Terveystalo, Turku, 2007–2011
o Specialist in Orthopaedics, NEO Hospital, 2011–2013
o Chief Surgeon, NEO Hospital, 2013–2017
o Chief of Surgery Unit, Mehiläinen Neo Sports Hospital, 2017–2019
o Specialist in Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Mehiläinen Neo Sports Hospital, 2019–

Patients include:
Several top athletes around the world, in disciplines including ice hockey, volleyball, javelin, golf, etc.

Procedures per year: 150

Contact with sports clubs:
Ice hockey clubs, handball clubs and throwing sports in athletics

Memberships:
o Finnish Society for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
o European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)