Ilkka Räsänen

My expertise

I treat patients with a particular ailment or injury to the shoulder, thigh, knee and ankle area, as well as accidents. My special expertise is shoulder tendon injuries, knee ligament surgery, articular spiral injuries, Achilles tendon injuries, hindlimb hamstring injuries and exercise-related stress injuries, and accidents.

My work in sports

I have worked as a doctor for the Finnish national athletics team (since 2006), as a doctor for the Finnish Olympic team (2012, 2016 and 2021) and as an independent doctor for Olympic athletes.

My self, I am an endurance runner. Today I enjoy cycling, cross-country skiing and the gym. I especially like hiking in nature

Anastasia Shulga

I do not treat ADHD / Asperger patients.

I am actively researching neurological rehabilitation in patients with spinal cord injuries and using transcranial magnetic stimulation in my research.

For my job, I work as a ward chief in the spinal cord injury department at HUH.

Tuomo Karila

Education and work experience

I have completed part of my specialization studies at Orton, so I am proud to be an “Ortonian.” I first worked as a doctor here at Orton in 2000 and since then I have worked here now and again.

I have worked as an orthopedist both in my home country and in New Zealand, where I have worked for a total of six years. In Finland, I have also worked in sports clinics at other private medical centers.

I have worked as a doctor for the Finnish Olympic team four times and as a doctor for the Finnish wrestling team. In addition, I have served on the Finnish and European Olympic Committee and the Medical Committee of the International Wrestling Federation.


20 min 110  €
30 min 149  €
45 min 175  €

Mikko Manninen

Education and work history

Licentiate in Medicine, 1988

Doctor of Medical Science, 1993

Specialist in Surgery, 1997

Specialist in Orthopaedics and Traumatology, 1999

Special Competence in joint replacement surgery, 2006

Formal qualification in healthcare administration, 2013

After graduating as a doctor, I specialised first in surgery and then in Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the University of Helsinki in 1991–1999. I completed my doctoral thesis in Professor Rokkanen’s group at Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH) Töölö Hospital in 1988–1993. My study focused on the use of bioabsorbable materials for bone support. Since then, I have studied biomaterials and performed clinical studies.

After completing my specialist training, I worked as a specialist at HUCH Hospital for Children and Adolescents for some months. Having received a locum Consultant post at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, I moved to England in late 1999 with my family. During this time, I worked at a lower extremity and joint replacement unit. After this trip to England, we returned to Helsinki, and I worked as a specialist at HUCH Surgical Hospital in 2000–2007, focusing on lower extremity and joint replacement cases.

In 2007, Kymenlaakso Central Hospital established a centre of excellence focusing on joint replacements. I took the post of Head of Department at this unit in early 2008. I worked in the Kotka joint replacement centre until the end of 2013. In addition to this post, I worked as Head Physician at Eira Hospital in 2012–2013. In early 2014, I took up the post of Medical Director of ORTON Orthopaedic Hospital. At Orton, my duties still allow me time for clinical work, and I spend more than half of my working hours treating musculoskeletal problems.

In 2003–2010, I worked as a part-time clinical lecturer in Helsinki, teaching medical students on orthopaedic surgery for patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatological conditions. Ever since my training days at Töölö Hospital, I have been actively involved in Finnish further education and continuing education in the field orthopaedics and been involved in the courses and events of the Finnish Orthopaedic Association and Finnish Arthroplasty Association. I keep my professional skills up to date by reading professional literature and attending educational events in my field.

Special interests

During my specialist training period at Töölö Hospital, I learned much from Hannu Pätiälä and Anne Alberty, experts in joint replacement surgery. In the 21st century, my surgical work has focused on knee and hip replacement surgery. Over the years, I have also performed, and been greatly interested in, endoscopic knee surgery, shoulder surgery and forefoot deformity correction surgery. Extensive basic training in orthopaedics provides a sound foundation for assessing a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions. In surgery, I focus on the areas in which I excel. For other operations, I naturally recommend specialists with expertise in the particular field required. The most important goals of surgery are to minimise risks and to achieve the best possible functional outcome.