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Professor, Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Professor, MD, PhD

Areas of expertise

Total joint arthroplasty
Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Arthroplasty Registers
Quality Registers.


Keijo Mäkelä is Professor of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in University of Turku. He is a specialist of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, and his clinical work has focused on treating patients with hip and knee arthroplasty since 2004. His work and research has focused on improving arthroplasty surgery using quality registers. He is Chairman of the Finnish Arthroplasty Register and past Chairman (2014-2020) of Nordic Arthroplasty Register Association (NARA). His has been a member of the Steering Group of the International Society for Arthroplasty Registries (ISAR) for 4 years time. He has run several randomized controlled trials with co-workers and helped to develop local, national and international collaboration and registry datasets.


MD, PhD Keijo Mäkelä is Professor of Orthopaedics and Traumatology in University of Turku. He has been teaching arthroplasty surgery to orthopaedic residents since 2004. He is a frequently invited speaker on his areas of interest both at his own clinic, in the national orthopedic forum and also in international courses and congresses. Keijo Mäkelä has supervised eigth theses and is currently supervising nine doctoral students.


Professor, MD, PhD Keijo Mäkelä did his thesis on total hip arthroplasty based on the Finnish Arthroplasty Register data in 2010. His research has focused on developing national and international quality registers of arthroplasty surgery with special interest in open access reporting of survivorship estimates of arthroplasty devices, and rapid publication of scientific reports of arthroplasty surgery data. Currently Keijo Mäkelä is Professor in Orthopaedics and Traumatology in University of Turke. The research is focused on utilizing national and international quality registers. Based on combined Nordic data (NARA database) there are currently 50 scientifc papers published with focus on surgical methods, hip and knee arthroplasty devices and international comparisons of treatment culture. The Finnish Arthroplasty Register (FAR) data contents was revised under lead of Mäkelä. Publication activity based on FAR is currently lively. This has already lead to several changes in treatment practices, such as decrease in use of uncemented total hip arthroplasty devices in elderly patients due to early reoperations. Keijo Mäkelä has supervised eight theses and is currently supervising nine doctoral students. He has received various grants from eg. NordForsk. 


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Periprosthetic Joint Infection After Total Knee Arthroplasty With or Without Antibiotic Bone Cement (2024)

JAMA Network Open
Leta, Tesfaye H.; Lie, Stein Atle; Fenstad, Anne Marie; Lygre, Stein Håkon L.; Lindberg-Larsen, Martin; Pedersen, Alma B.; W-Dahl, Annette; Rolfson, Ola; Bülow, Erik; van Steenbergen, Liza N.; Nelissen, Rob G. H. H.; Harries, Dylan; de Steiger, Richard; Lutro, Olav; Mäkelä, Keijo; Venäläinen, Mikko S.; Willis, Jinny; Wyatt, Michael; Frampton, Chris; Grimberg, Alexander; Steinbrück, Arnd; Wu, Yinan; Armaroli, Cristiana; Gentilini, Maria Adalgisa; Picus, Roberto; Bonetti, Mirko; Dragosloveanu, Serban; Vorovenci, Andreea E.; Dragomirescu, Dan; Dale, Håvard; Brand, Christian; Christen, Bernhard; Shapiro, Joanne; Wilkinson, J. Mark; Armstrong, Richard; Wooster, Kate; Hallan, Geir; Gjertsen, Jan-Erik; Chang, Richard N.; Prentice, Heather A.; Sedrakyan, Art; Paxton, Elizabeth W.; Furnes, Ove
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))

The use of antibiotic-loaded bone cement and systemic antibiotic prophylactic use in 2,971,357 primary total knee arthroplasties from 2010 to 2020: an international register-based observational study among countries in Africa, Europe, North America, and Oceania (2023)

Acta Orthopaedica
Leta Tesfaye H., Fenstad Anne Marie, Lygre Stein Håkon L., Lie Stein Atle,Lindberg-Larsen Martin, Pedersen Alma B., W-Dahl Annette, Rolfson Ola, Bülow Erik, Ashforth James A., VAN STEENBERGEN Liza N., Nelissen Rob G. H. H., Harries Dylan, DE STEIGER Richard, Lutro Olav, Hakulinen Emmi, Mäkelä Keijo, Willis Jinny, Wyatt Michael, Frampton Chris, Grimberg Alexander, Steinbrück Arnd, Wu Yinan, Armaroli Cristiana, Molinari marco, Picus Roberto, Mullen Kyle, Illgen Richard, Stoica Ioan C., Vorovenci,Andreea E., Dragomirescu Dan, Dale Håvard, Brand Christian, Christen Bernhard, Shapiro Joanne, Wilkinson J. Mark, Armstrong Richard, Wooster Kate, Hallan Geir, Gjertsen Jan-Erik, Chang Richard N, Prentice Heather A, Paxton Elizabeth W, Furnes Ove
(Vertaisarvioitu alkuperäisartikkeli tai data-artikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä (A1))