16.8.2021

Thomas Van der Plaetsen suffered a serious hamstring injury when he competed in the long jump at the Tokyo Olympics. The 30-year-old athlete left the stadium in a wheelchair.

After remote consultation Van der Plaetsen sought treatment with Orthopaedic Surgeon Lasse Lempainen in Turku.

”The surgery went as planned and I am satisfied with the result,” Lempainen says after the operation.

”It´s a big relief that the surgery today went well and that full recovery lays ahead. I´m extremely grateful to Dr Lempainen for this availability, quick assessment and fantastic skills,” Van der Plaetsen says.

”We wish Thomas a good recovery and a successful return to the track,” Lempainen concludes.