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 Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System - Tules

Contact information

Head of operational division Ville Äärimaa
Tel. 02 313 6103

Executive secretary
Paula Vatanen
Tel. 02 313 6174

Director of nursing 
Paula Vainikainen
tel. 02 313 6101



02 313 6886 (info)


Tyks, Surgical Hospital
Luolavuorentie 2
PO Box 28, 20700 Turku

 Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System - Tules

  • Overview
  • Scientific research

Three nurses smiling to the camera. 

The Operational Division of Diseases of the Musculoskeletal System treats diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system.

Our inpatient clinics:


Ville Äärimaa.

Ville Äärimaa, Head of operational division

Paula Vainikainen.

Paula Vainikainen, Director of nursing

A separate research unit co-operated with Turku university (Orthopaedic Research Unit) is a part of the operational division. It is run by professor Hannu Aro. The research unit performs basic research and clinical trials.

Our operational division carries out independent research and participates in international research projects.

The focus areas of our research are:

  • The endurance and development of arthroplasty
  • Cartilage damage
  • Growth factors in wound healing
  • Bioactive glass as porous implants
  • ACL reconstruction
  • Bone tumours
  • Dissolving fracture treatment materials
  • Treatment methods of fractures
  • The quality of surgical nursing
Keijo Mäkelä.         

Keijo Mäkelä, Head of the research unit


Päivitetty: 18/11/2021 09:47