Orthopedic surgeon
Limb fracture surgery, pelvic and tendon surgery

Name and title: Tuomas Brinck, adjunct professor, MD, PhD, senior consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon

Special areas of expertise: upper and lower limb fracture surgery, pelvic surgery, tendon surgery

Additional expertise: groin, muscle and tendon injuries

Quote: “What is needed to successfully treat an injured top athlete? Sometimes an operation, but always well-planned rehabilitation and high-quality communication with the athlete, physios and coaches.”

Education and work history:

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Helsinki, 2021
  • PhD, University of Helsinki, 2017
  • MD, University of Helsinki, 2003
  • Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Helsinki University Hospital, Trauma Unit, 2011-2021
  • Consultant Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Dextra Pihlajalinna Sports and Trauma Clinic, 2011-2021
  • Team Doctor, HJK Helsinki, 2001-
  • Team Doctor, U21 National Team, Football Association of Finland, 2004-2014
  • Team Doctor, HC Jokerit, 2001-2008

Patients include: Athletes from different disciplines, especially football players but also many ice-hockey players and individual athletes

Procedures per year: 200 (year 2020)

Contact with sports clubs: Team Doctor of HJK Helsinki (30-time champion in Finnish Football League) since 2001


  • UEFA Football Doctor Education Programme, National Educator
  • Vice President, Medical Committee of Finnish Football Association
  • Board Member, Finnish Trauma Association, 2013-2016

Contact information: tuomas.brinck@sportshospital.com