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Vesa Juutilainen

M.D., Plastic surgeon, orthopedic surgeon

Vesa Juutilainen, orthopaedist and plastic surgeon, is responsible for Helsinki Hospital's ulcer clinic and lower limb plastic surgery but he also performs general corrective plastic surgery, particularly on the torso.

‘Plastic surgery has traditionally been aesthetic surgery in the private sector, and there has been a lack of surgical treatment of problem ulcers and other corrective surgery. In the public sector, on the other hand, treatment of problem ulcers has been poorly organised and the quality has been inconsistent. We want to establish a multidisciplinary clinic at Helsinki Hospital that concentrates on ulcer treatment,’ says Juutilainen.

His surgical background is highly versatile. First he studied orthopaedics and later specialised in plastic surgery. He finds creativity appealing in plastic surgery but it is also obligatory.

‘On many fields of surgery, the work is done using the same template but correction of tissue defects with plastic surgery often calls for imagination. You have to apply your experience and evaluate tissue characteristics. It is very inspiring work.’

Vesa Juutilainen

  • Orthopaedist and traumatologist, plastic surgeon
  • Specialises in: Surgical treatment of problem ulcers, general corrective plastic surgery of the limbs and torso.  Correction of tissue defects and functional disorders after various diseases, trauma or surgery.
  • Essential work experience: Senior physician, HUCH Töölö Hospital, Department of Plastic Surgery from 1999.
  • Memberships: The Finnish Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, Finnish Orthopaedic Association, Finnish Wound Care Society, Finnish Trauma Association, Steering Committee of the Nordic Diabetic Foot Task Force



Helsinki Hospital is located on Bulevardi, and it is easy to reach by public transport. From the centre of Helsinki, trams 6 and 3 stop on Bulevardi. Get off on Bulevardi, at the Fredrikinkatu stop, which is right in front of the hospital. Buses 14 and 18 arrive at the nearby Albertinkatu. Get off at the Iso Roobertinkatu stop. If you are arriving by taxi, the main entrance is located on Bulevardi.


If you are arriving by car, you can park on Bulevardi, Fredrikinkatu, Annankatu or in the vicinity. Parking is subject to a fee. The closest parking area is Autopark Bulevardi. The address for GPS navigators is: Bulevardi 23–27, Helsinki There are also paid car parks in the vicinity, for example Q-Park Iso Erottaja, Yrjönkatu 8. 


Address: Bulevardi 22, 00120 Helsinki 

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