Ville Äärimaa
MD, PhD, eMBA

Adjunct Professor, Department of Clinical Medicine (Department of Clinical Medicine)

vilaari@utu.fi







Areas of expertise
surgery, otrhopaedics and traumatology, shoulder and elbow surgery, value based health care

Biography

Ville Äärimaa is the head of division of the musculoskeletal system at Turku University Hospital. He is a specialist of surgery and orthopaedics and traumatology, and his clinical work has focused on treating patients with shoulder disorders since 2006. In 2007 he established a clinical quality registry for all patients undergoing shoulder surgery at his clinic. Thereafter his work and research has focused on improving efficacy and effectivess of surgical treatment. He has run several randomized controlled trials with co-workers and helped to develop local, national and international collaboration and registry datasets. Ville Äärimaa's interest has further grown toward value based health care and implementation of clinical research results into clinical practise, to further improve the value of orthopaedics and traumatology.



Research

MD, PhD Ville Äärimaa did his thesis on healing of skeletal muscle injury in 2006. Thereafter his research has focused on treatment of shoulder disorders. There are three major chronological groups of shoulder disorders, ie. instability, rotator cuff tear and osteoarthritis/cuff tear arthropathy. Ville Äärimaa's research touches upon eachs of these entities, but focuses especially on rotator cuff related problems. He has run in close collaboration with co-workers world's first randomized controlled effectiveness trial on treatment of non-traumatic rotator cuff tears and is now running a placebo controlled trial on efficacy of surgical repair of traumatic rotator cuff tears. In addition, he has run a trial on surgical treatment of shoulder instability and has studied the outcome and risks related to shoulder arthroplasty. He has helped to develop measurement methods of outcome after shoulder surgery and facilitated international collaboration and merging of uniform datasets. Ville Äärimaa has supervised one thesis work and is currently supervising four doctoral students. He has received various grants from eg. Suomen Lääketieteensäätiö, SECEC and Suomen Akatemia.



Teaching

MD, PhD Ville Äärimaa is an adjunct professor (docent) at Turku University. He is a frequently invited speaker on his areas of interest both at his own clinic, in the national orthopedic forum and also in international courses and congresses.



Publications
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The short-term survival of total stemless shoulder arthroplasty for osteoarthritis is comparable to that of total stemmed shoulder arthroplasty: a Nordic Arthroplasty Register Association study (2019)
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Fenstad A., Brorson S., Äärimaa V., Salomonsson B., Rasmussen J., Harjula J., Arverud E., Hole R., Jensen S.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Anatomical total shoulder arthroplasty used for glenohumeral osteoarthritis has higher survival rates than hemiarthroplasty: a Nordic registry-based study (2018)
Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
J.V. Rasmussen, R. Hole, T. Metlie, S. Brorson, V. Äärimaa, Y. Demir, B. Salomonsson, S.L. Jensen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy versus placebo surgery for a degenerative meniscus tear: A 2-year follow-up of the randomised controlled trial (2018)
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Sarvilinna R., Tukiainen S., Raivio M., Sahlman J., Toivonen P., Järvinen T., Välimäki V., Äärimaa V., Sihvonen R., Paavola M., Malmivaara A., Joukainen A., Itälä A., Kalske J., Nurmi H., Järvelä T., Ikonen A., Kanto K., Järvinen T., Knifsund J., Karhunen J., Kääriäinen T., Kröger H., Nyrhinen J., Lehtinen J., Päiväniemi O., Paloneva J.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Dislokoituneiden olecranonmurtumien hoito: systemaattinen kirjallisuuskatsaus (2018)
Suomen ortopedia ja traumatologia
Ida Rantalaiho, Annika Miikkulainen, Inari Laaksonen, Ville Äärimaa, Katri Laimi
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Hoida se kons! - mutta miten? Olkapään instabiliteetin konservatiivinen hoito (2018)
Suomen ortopedia ja traumatologia
Ville Äärimaa
(
B1 Journal article)

Increasing incidence of primary shoulder arthroplasty in Finland - a nationwide registry study (2018)
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Harjula JNE, Paloneva J, Haapakoski J, Kukkonen J, Äärimaa V
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Risk and risk factors for revision after primary reverse shoulder arthroplasty for cuff tear arthropathy and osteoarthritis: a Nordic Arthroplasty Register Association study (2018)
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Kaisa Lehtimäki, Jeppe V. Rasmussen, Jari Mokka, Björn Salomonsson, Randi Hole, Steen Lund Jensen, Ville Äärimaa
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Surgery or conservative treatment for rotator cuff tear: a meta-analysis (2017)
Disability and Rehabilitation
Ryösä Anssi, Laimi Katri, Äärimaa Ville, Lehtimäki Kaisa, Kukkonen J, Saltychev Mikhail
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Is it feasible to merge data from national shoulder registries? A new collaboration within the Nordic Arthroplasty Register Association (2016)
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Jeppe V. Rasmussen, Stig Brorson, Geir Hallan, Håvard Dale, Ville Äärimaa, Jari Mokka, Steen L. Jensen, Anne M. Fenstad, Björn Salomonsson
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Olkanivelen nivelrikko – lisääntyvä vaiva ikääntyvässä väestössä (2016)
Nivelposti
Äärimaa Ville
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Reverse shoulder arthroplasty in the treatment of end - stage rheumatoid arthritis of the shoulder (2016)
MOJ orthopedics & rheumatology
Tiusanen Hannu, Lehtimäki Kaisa, Sarantsin Pjotr, Stenholm Miika, Mokka Jari, Äärimaa Ville
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Adverse reaction to metal debris after Birmingham hip resurfacing arthroplasty (2015)
Acta Orthopaedica
Junnila M, Seppänen M, Mokka J, Virolainen P, Polonen T, Vahlberg T, Mattila K, Tuominen EKJ, Rantakokko J, Äärimaa V, Itälä A, Makela KT
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Conservative treatment or surgery for shoulder impingement: systematic review and meta-analysis (2015)
Disability and Rehabilitation
Saltychev Mikhail, Äärimaa Ville, Virolainen Petri, Laimi Katri
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Declining incidence of acromioplasty in Finland (2015)
Acta Orthopaedica
Juha Paloneva, Vesa Lepola, Jaro Karppinen, Jari Yinen, Ville Äärimaa, Ville M Mattila
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Declining incidence of acromioplasty in Finland (2015)
Acta Orthopaedica
Juha Paloneva, Vesa Lepola, Jaro Karppinen, Jari Ylinen, Ville Äärimaa, Ville M Mattila
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Increasing incidence of rotator cuff repairs-A nationwide registry study in Finland (2015)
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Juha Paloneva, Vesa Lepola, Ville Äärimaa, Antti Joukainen, Jari Ylinen, Ville M Mattila
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Is there more than one approach to evaluating the variability of surgeons' performance? (2015)
International Journal of Surgery
Saltychev M, Laimi K, Virolainen P, Eskola M, Äärimaa V
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Olkanivelen varreton Zimmer Sidus kokotekonivel: lyhyen seuranta-ajan kliiniset ja radiologiset tulokset TYKS:ssa (2015)
Suomen ortopedia ja traumatologia
Jenni Harjula, Jari Mokka, Kaisa Lehtimäki, Tommi Kauko, Ville Äärimaa
(
B1 Journal article)

Olkapään jännevaivat – Käypä hoito -suosituksen tiivistelmä (2015)
Duodecim
Lepola V, Paloveva J, Huuskonen ML, Kallinen M, Karppinen J, Mattila K, Mattila V, Raittinen J, Rautiainen J, Äärimaa V
(
O2 Other)

Olkapotilaan tutkiminen (2015) Ville Äärimaa
(
O2 Other)


Last updated on 2018-25-06 at 16:43