Spine Center

The back orthopaedic unit of Kuopio University Hospital operates at Puijo Hospital. It is in charge of the examination and treatment of

  • thoracic and lumbar spinal stenosis
  • disc herniation
  • spinal tumours
  • accidents

Modern radiological and neurophysiological imaging methods are used in the examinations.

The unit performs approximately 500 back orthopaedic procedures every year. A referral from a physician is required for an appointment at the Spine Center. In demanding patient cases, the unit co-operates closely with physiatry, neurosurgery, radiology and the Pain Clinic.

Contact Information

Traumatology Emergency Department and Spine Center 2203
tel. (+358) 17 172 257
Puijo Hospital, building 1, floor K3
Visiting hours 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

Joint Replacement Surgery Unit and Spine Center 2201
Puijo Hospital, building 1, floor K3
tel. (+358) 17 173 827
Visiting hours 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

Orthopaedic Unit 2223
Puijo Hospital, building 1, floor K5
tel. (+358) 17 178 610
Appointment inquieries tel. (+358) 17 178 670, Wed 9 a.m.–11 a.m.& Thu 1 p.m.–3 p.m.
Visiting hours 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

Orthopaedics Outpatient Clinic B 3212
Puijo Hospital, Kaari Hospital (building 2), floor G1
Ward secretary
tel. (+358) 44 717 9010,
Mon–Fri 8.30 a.m.–10 a.m. and
1 p.m.–2 p.m.