SA Tartu Ülikooli Kliinikumi Sporditraumatoloogia Keskus

Address: Puusepa 1a, 50406 Tartu
Opening times: Mon – Fri 09:00 – 17:00
Average waiting time for an appointment: 1 month

The focus of the Sports Traumatology Centre of the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinic of Tartu University Hospital is on treatment of the orthopaedic problems of active people regardless of age. We provide preventive counselling, surgical treatment and active rehabilitation.

The Centre's team includes orthopaedic surgeons Dr Leho Rips and Dr Madis Rahu. The Sports Traumatology Centre of Tartu University Hospital is the only centre in the Baltic states that specialises in the treatment of sports injuries. The Centre offers complex diagnosis and treatment with definitive solutions as well as specific post-operative and/or post injury rehabilitation.

The specialists working at the Sports Traumatology Centre are Dr Leho Rips, who is head of the centre, and senior consultant Dr Madis Rahu. Dr Rips and Dr Rahu have worked and professionally trained in a number of the world´s best clinics in Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Italy, France, Switzerland, Brazil, the USA and many other countries. They are also both active members of the Estonian Society of Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology and ESSKA.

To a lesser degree, the Sports Traumatology Centre specialises in the conservative management and surgical treatment of sports injuries. Dr Leho Rips and Dr Madis Rahu, the Centre's orthopaedic surgeons, have extensive experience in performing various modern operations:

on the knee joint: restoration ACL and PCL anterior and posterior cruciate ligament, treatment of meniscus and cartilage injuries,

instability of the kneecap, meniscus implantation (with ACTIFIT implant).

on the shoulder joint: restoration and suturing of the rotator cuff, operative treatment of instability.

on the ankle joint: osteochondritis, pathologies of the Achilles tendon.

treatment of injuries to the elbow joint and the other joints.

In addition, the Centre also provides joint injection therapy with Synvisc ONE and Durolane. Autologous blood injection - Arthrex used in the treatment of cartilage, tendons and ligaments of the joints.



Leho Rips

Leho Rips

Dr. Leho Rips received his medial education and surgical training in traumathology and orthopedics at the Tartu University. He subsequently practiced as a consultant orthopedic surgeon at the Tartu University Hospital. He has been working partially in different Finnish hospitals since 2005. He has licenced traumathologist and orthopedic surgeon by Finnich authorities. Since 2008 Dr. Leho Rips has been working in Medex Private Day Surgery Clinic. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery and has deep interest in sport injuries. Dr. Leho Rips is recognized as one of Estonia´s leading experts in shoulder arthroscopic surgerys. He is a frequent lecturer at national and international courses and conferences. He is a member of Estonian Society of Traumatgology and Orthopedics, European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy, and a member of AO ALUMNI and AO Trauma Europe.
Madis Rahu

Madis Rahu

Dr. Rahu is the leading orthopaedists as well as a specialist in Arthroscopy and Sports Injuries. He is a founder and the Director of the Board of Estonian Society of Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology.