Research themes



Dr. Juha Paloneva

The DRIVER Collaboration

Orthopaedic traumatology

Dr. Juha Paloneva

Prosthesis Versus Osteosynthesis in Proximal Tibia Fractures (Trial leader Dr. Paloneva) (POSITIF, NCT03172715)

Spine and neck

Dr. Liisa Pekkanen (surgery)

Dr. Kati Kyrölä (surgery)

Prof. Arja Häkkinen (rehabilitation)

Dr. Jari Ylinen (rehabilitation)

Spine register - Results and rehabilitation after lumbar spondylodesis.

Effect of excercise therapy on recovery after lumbar spondylodesis. A Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Trial

Hand surgery

Dr. Teemu Karjalainen

Dr. Toni Luokkala

Non-operative Treatment Versus Volar Locking Plate in Treatment of Distal Radius Fracture in Patients Over 65 Years (Collaborator) (Clinicaltrials identifier NCT02879656)

Hand and wrist trauma

Tendon biomechanics

Nerve entrapment and recovery 

Surgery and rehabilitation of the shoulder

Dr. Juha Paloneva (surgery)

Operative Versus Non-operative Management of Subacromial Impingement (Trial leader Dr. Paloneva) (NCT00637013)

Operative Versus Non-operative Management of Rotator Cuff Tear (Trial leader Dr. Paloneva) (NCT00695981)

Operative Treatment of Traumatic Anteroinferior Shoulder Instability in Young Male Patients (Collaborator) (NCT01998048)

ACCURATE Trial - Operative Treatment of Acute Rotator Cuff Tear Related to Trauma  (Collaborator)(NCT02885714)

Orthopaedic trauma

Dr. Juha Paloneva (surgery)
Incidence and Mortality of Fractures requiring inpatient care

Conservative treatment, plate fixation, or prosthesis for proximal humeral fracture. A prospective randomized study (Collaborator) (NCT01246167)


Dr. Konsta Pamilo (surgery)
Dr. Jari Ylinen (rehabilitation)

Fast-track knee and hip arthroplasty

Making the most of national registers -Safety and efficiency of hip and knee arthroplasty

Rehabilitation after knee arthroplasty

Rehabilitation after hip fracture


Dr. Jari Ylinen (physiatry)

Prof. Arja Häkkinen (rehabilitation)

Dr. Juhani Multanen (rehabilitation)

Effect of Unloader Knee Brace and Biomechanical Footwear Device on Symptoms and Physical Function in Knee Osteoarthritis Patients - A Randomized Controlled Trial (NCT03684850)

Sleep Ergonomics in Low Back pain (SLEEPLBP) (NCT03342885)

Randomized 12-month trial compare the effectiveness of manual therapy versus surgery on pain and function in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Can Sciatica Patients Avoid Surgery? (CASPAS) (NCT03572452)

Spinal Fusion and Rehabilitation Study (SPIF study) (NCT00834015)


Dr. Juha Paloneva

Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Compared to Traditional Care After Skin Grafting (Trial leader Dr. Paloneva) (TRUTH, NCT03649308)

Inflammatory arthritis, rheumatology

Dr. Tuulikki Sokka

Outcomes of rheumatoid arthritis