Team

Ville M Mattila, MA, Professor, Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Tampere University Hospital Consortium Leader
Working as a professor and chief of the department at the Tampere University Hospital, my greatest interests are evidence-based medicine and creation of Nordic collaboration.
Minna Laitinen, Associate Professor, Research Director, Tampere University Hospital, Tampere unit
Senior consultant and adjunct professor of orthopaedics and traumatology at Tampere University Hospital, Finland. With expertise is orthopaedic oncology and traumatology, I am active in research and have published technical papers on metastasis, bone and soft tissue sarcomas, and traumatology.
Antti P Launonen, MD, PhD, Orthopaedics and Traumatology, hand surgery specialist, Chief of Research
Senior consultant and hand surgery specialist, in the Department of Orthopaedics at Tampere University Hospital, Finland. With expertise in upper extremity trauma surgery and shoulder/elbow surgery, I have been active in research and have published in the field of traumatology, with emphasis on the special treatment of proximal humerus fractures.
Teemu Hevonkorpi, PhD Candidate
PhD Candidate at the Tampere University Hospital, beginning medical studies in 2013 and joined the PhD programme in 2015. Despite my young age, I am actively involved in research work, especially in orthopaedics. My greatest interests are knee and wrist surgery, and sports injuries.
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Juha Paloneva, Associate Professor, Director of Research Jyväskylä unit of the Central Hospital of Finland
Senior consultant in orthopaedics and traumatology, and adjunct professor at the University of Eastern Finland. My expertise is shoulder surgery. I also perform and publish scientific studies in the field of orthopaedics, especially regarding surgery and rehabilitation of shoulder disorders, orthopaedic traumatology, and surgical training.
Aleksi Reito, MD, PhD, resident in surgery, Central Finland Central Hospital
A resident surgeon at the Central Finland Hospital. I wrote my thesis in the Coxa Hospital for Joint Replacement. After my thesis I have actively conducted research in the field of joint replacement surgery, especially regarding the metal-on-metal articulation in hips. In addition, I am an active researcher in the NITEP-collaboration and in the Central Finland Central Hospital.
Bakir O Sumrein, MD Orthopaedics and Traumatology Specialist.
Senior consultant, orthopaedic and trauma surgeon at Tampere University Hospital, Finland. My expertise is shoulder/elbow and trauma surgery. I am currently working on my PhD thesis.
Li Felländer-Tsai, Professor Orthopaedics and Traumatology, research director at the Karolinska unit
Hans E Berg, Associate Professor, Research director Acute orthopaedics and traumatology
Senior consultant in the department of Acute orthopaedics and traumatology at Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Expertise in upper and lower extremity trauma surgery. Research expertise in performance capacity and muscle mass in fracture and osteoarthritic patients, traumatic cartilage injuries, muscle physiology and biomechanics.
Olof Wolf, MD PhD Uppsala University Hospital
Head of the trauma unit at the department of orthopaedics at Uppsala University Hospital. My thesis covered aspects of non-cemented total hip arthroplasty and stability assessed with radio-stereometric and bone density changes with DEXA. I spent one year in Edinburgh 2012-13 as a trauma fellow. I am active in our clinical studies at the department and have focused on shoulder and elbow surgery since my fellowship.
Kenneth Jonsson, Associate Professor, Head of Uppsala unit
Kjeld Soballe, Professor Orthopaedics and Traumatology,
A working professor and chief of the Department of Orthopaedics at the Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark. My greatest research interests are Periacetabular Osteotomy, I have conducted basic experimental research in implant fixation, ceramic coatings, bone grafting, growth factors, cytokines, wear debris, iNANO science, tissue engineering, therapeutic peptides, gene technology, clinical studies of total joints, and epidemiology of osteoarthritis.
Inger Mechlenburg, Director of Research of Aarhus Unit
Professor in the Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark. My main research interests are to investigate biological changes in bone and cartilage after hip, knee and shoulder surgery, and to investigate the physical function and activity after orthopaedic interventions, often in conjunction with rehabilitation, training or weight loss interventions. I prefer to use a combination of objectively measured outcome, patient-reported and imaging modalities.
Senior consultant and PhD candidate, studying in the Department of Orthopaedics at Viborg Regional Hospital, Denmark. My expertise is upper extremity trauma surgery, shoulder/elbow surgery and musculoskeletal ultrasonography. I have been active in research and published in the field of training nematology, especially the treatment of proximal humerus fractures.
PhD student at Aarhus University and the Department of Orthopaedics at Viborg Regional Hospital, Denmark. Currently performing my Master in Health Science at Aarhus University. My expertise is examination and treatment of shoulder/elbow disorders and musculoskeletal ultrasonography. My main research interests are physical function and rehabilitation after shoulder trauma. I have been active in research investigating the validity of musculoskeletal ultrasonography.
Mette Schandorff Skjærbæk, Consultant, Department of Orthopaedics, Viborg Regional Hospital, Hospitalsenhed Midt
Consultant at the Department of Orthopaedics, Regionshospitalet Viborg, Midt hospital unit, Denmark. My expertise is handsurgery.
Peter Ström, MD, PhD candidate, Uppsala University Hospital
Tore Fjalestad, MD. PhD. Orthopaedics and Traumatology.
Senior consultant, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oslo University Hospital.Expertise: Shoulder injuries and complex shoulder fractures. Project leader for multicentre randomized clinical trials of proximal humeral fractures.
Tone Wagle, Physiotherapist. Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Oslo University Hospital
Expertise: Orthopaedic trauma specializing in shoulder injuries. Research coordinator for the Norwegian multicentre randomized clinical trials of proximal humeral fractures.
Aare Märtson, professor of orthopaedics, MD, PhD. Head of Clinic of Traumatology and Orthopaedics of Tartu University Hospital and Dept of Traumatology and Orthopaedics of Tartu University (Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Clinical Medicine)
My research fields have been regeneration, skeletal tumours, congenital, degenerative and metabolic diseases incl. osteoporosis and genomic studies od diseases of skeletal system. Arthroplasty Would like to support and be part in cooperation between Nordic countries.
Kaspar Tootsi, MD, PhD, Orthopedic surgery resident, researcher in University of Tartu
I work as a resident in Tartu University Hospital. My doctoral thesis was about vascular and metabolic changes associated with osteoarthritis. I am an active scientist and interested in developing research network in the north-east Europe.
Timo Rahnel, MD, Orthopaedics and Traumatology
I’m an orthopaedic surgeon in North Estonian Medical Centre. I’m interested in orthopaedic trauma, sports trauma and arthroplasty surgery. Since 2016, I’m active NITEP consortium member.
Toni Luokkala, MD, Consultant Hand and Elbow Surgeon, Central Finland Central Hospital
I have special expertise in treating variety of elbow, wrist and hand related conditions. My research activities are related to elbow and wrist trauma.