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MD PhD Lasse Lempainen

Mehiläinen Sports Hospital


Conditions treated
Muscle – Tendon injuries: hamstring, rectus femoris, Achilles, adductor
Knee injuries: ligament and meniscus injuries, fractures
Ankle and foot injuries
Groin pain

Procedures performed
Muscle – Tendon rupture treatment; hamstring, rectus femoris, quadriceps, Achilles, Adductor
Hamstring syndrome operation
Tendinopathy treatment: Achilles, patellar tendon, hamstring
Knee: ligament reconstructions, meniscus repair, patella stabilization procedures
Ankle and foot: ligament and tendon procedures, fractures, osteotomies

Muscle Tendon injuries in Sports:

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 Experience
2018 Adjunct Professor in Sports Orthopaedics Turku University, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
2011- Orthopaedic Surgeon specialising in lower extremity injuries, Mehiläinen Sports Hospital
2009- Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mehiläinen Hospital
2009-2012 Turku University Hospital
2009 PhD
2004 MD

Activities and honors

Procedures per year: Approximately 350: 1/3 tendon and muscle injuries, 1/3 ankle and foot injuries, 1/3 knee injuries

Collaboration with sports clubs: FC Barcelona, AS Roma, AC Milan, Parma Calcio, FC Zenit, Moscow Dynamo

Patients include: Ousmane Dembélé (football player), Carles Aleñá (football player), Lucas Biglia (football player), Denis Cheryshev (football player), Madeline Hills (runner), Malcom (football player), Tom Kling-Baptiste (sprinter), Amanda Rego (runner)

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

Doctoral dissertation (PhD Thesis) – Lempainen, Lasse: Surgical treatment of hamstring injuries and disorders – the clinical spectrum from chronic tendinopathy to complete rupture. Academic dissertation, University of Turku, Turku, Finland, 2009.

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Further information:

Mehiläinen Sports Hospital, Turku
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