Lasse Lempainen

Orthopedic surgeon


Professor Lasse Lempainen is a specialist in Orthopedic Surgery at La Madonnina Clinic, Pihlajalinna Hospital in Turku and Helsinki (Finland), and Ripoll y De Prado in Madrid (Spain).

He obtained his degree in Medicine and Surgery  from the University of Turku in 2004, where he also earned a doctoral degree in 2009 and specialized in Orthopedic Surgery, in 2011. Since 2018, he has also been an adjunct professor in Sports Orthopedics at the same university.

Professor Lempainen's main interest lies in Sports Orthopedics, with special expertise in lower limb surgery, including injuries and issues related to:

  • knee;
  • hamstring;
  • ankle;
  • rectus femoris, quadriceps;
  • adductor;
  • patella;
  • groin;
  • achilles tendon.

He performs approximately 350 surgical procedures per year related to:

  • knee, meniscus, and ligament reconstruction;
  • muscles and tendons (hamstring, Achilles tendon, rectus femoris, adductor, patella, quadriceps, peroneus, biceps)
  • ankle and foot (tendons, ligaments, fractures).

He also collaborates with many international football clubs, including FC Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Juventus FC, AS Roma and Parma Calcio.

In addition to clinical practice, he conducts research activities primarily in the field of Orthopedic Medicine and Sport Medicine, especially related to injuries and issues concerning the rectus femoris muscle, Achilles tendon and hamstring (the latter being the subject of his doctoral thesis in 2009: "Surgical treatment of hamstring injuries and disorders – the clinical spectrum from chronic tendinopathy to complete rupture").

His publications can be found on PubMed.

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