Orthopaedic Surgeon in Helsinki, Finland. Special expertise in lower extremity surgery, including injuries and disorders of knee, ankle, foot, hamstring, rectus femoris, adductor and Achilles. Beside clinical work, active research career in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine, especially in hamstring, rectus femoris and Achilles tendon injuries and disorders.
Approximately 350 procedures per year:
- knee surgery: ligament reconstructions, meniscus
muscle and tendon surgery: hamstring, Achilles, rectus femoris, adductor, patella, quadriceps, peroneus, biceps
ankle and foot surgery: ligaments, tendons, fractures
several international and national level athletes as patients
several non-domestic patients from e.g. USA, Canada, UK, Sweden and Russia
collaboration with international football teams, e.g. FC Barcelona, Spain, Atletico Madrid, Spain, AC Milan, Italy, Juventus FC, Italy, AS Roma, Italy, Parma Calcio, Italy and Watford FC, UK.
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