Kari Kanto

MD, Orthopaedic surgeon, PhD student

Who are you?
I am a consultant orthopaedic and trauma surgeon who specializes in shoulder surgery at the Tampere University Hospital/ TAYS Hatanpää.
What is your role in FICEBO?
I am a clinical researcher and a PhD candidate. Among the heavy weight researchers in the FICEBO group, my role in the group is mostly to provide clinical insights and help shape the various orthopaedic research topics we are working on.
Favorite part of your job?
When working with experienced researchers, there is a continual possibility of learning something new every single day.
Why did you decide to enter your field?
In my clinical practice, I noticed that there was sometimes discrepancies between scientific evidence and current clinical practices and those fascinated me.
Who/What inspires you?
I am inspired by the people around me, my family, friends and colleagues.
The most interesting article you’ve read this year?
For a shoulder surgeon, I think the most interesting article published this year is Schrøder et al JBSM 2017: Sham surgery versus labral repair or biceps tenodesis for type II SLAP lesions of the shoulder: a three-armed randomised clinical trial