Raine Sihvonen

MD, PhD, Orthopedic surgeon, Senior researcher

Who are you?
I am an orthopedic surgeon and researcher.  I split my time working at a community based University Hospital and a private clinic and on research studies.

What is your role in FICEBO?
I am an investigator in the FIDELITY and FIRST trials.

Favorite part of your job?
I especially like performing surgery for traumatic knee disorders, such as meniscus and ACL tears.

Why did you decide to enter your field?
After specializing as a surgeon this seemed like the part of a natural continuum to specialize in orthopedics.

Who/What inspires you?
I am inspired by testing and rethinking  guidelines and treatment options.

The most interesting article you’ve read this year?
Patients Older Than 40 Years With Unilateral Occupational Claims for New Shoulder and Knee Symptoms Have Bilateral MRI Changes.
Liu TC, et al. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017. doi: 10.1186/1471-2482-13-1.

Your favorite book and why?
J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lords of the Rings.  It is more than just a story in a book, but it is a whole fantastical history and a world invented.