Areas of expertise
I am an academic Orthopaedic Surgeon with the clinical license both in Finland and in USA. I have a strong basic science background on the biomechanics and molecular biology of bone healing as well as on biomaterial incorporation with bone. I have supervised 15 PhD theses on these subjects and I have more than 170 original publications. During the past 15 years in collaboration with leading international companies and Finnish start-up companies, I have focused on the randomized phase I-IV clinical trials on fracture patients and hip replacement patients, applying advanced imaging technology (RSA, radiostereometric analysis). In everyday clinical practice, I am nowadays focused on bone tumor surgery and hip/knee replacements. Among University duties, I am in charge of the resident program in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology.
Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology; Resident Education
Currently, my main clinical research interest is in osteoporosis and prevention of periprosthetic fractures in postmenopausal women and in replacement of human allogeneic bone grafts by bioresorbable synthetic substitutes. In addition, we have had an interest in the development of PET/CT imaging technology for detection of indolent periprosthetic infections.