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Nousiainen, Dr. Markku

 M. Nousiainen
    Markku T. Nousiainen MD, M.Sc., FRCSC
    Associate Scientist 
    Holland Orthopaedic and Arthritic Centre
    43 Wellesley St. East, Room 621
    Toronto, ON
    M4Y 1H1 
    Phone: 416-967-8639
    Fax: 416-967-8781
    Email: markku.nousiainen@sunnybrook.ca
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    Administrative Assistant: Lovena Smith 
    Phone: 416-967-8639
    Fax: 416-967-8781
    Email: lovena.smith@sunnybrook.ca


Dr. Nousiainen has clinical subspecialty interests in elective lower extremity reconstruction (hip and knee arthroplasty, osteotomy) and orthopaedic trauma reconstruction involving periarticular fractures and pelvic and acetabular fracture. He joined the staff in 2007.

Education:

BA (Hons), 1993, Queen's University, Canada
M.Sc., 1995, Biology, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, USA
MD, 2000, University of Toronto, Canada
Residency, 2005, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada
M.Ed., 2008, Health Professions Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - University of Toronto, Canada
Clinical Fellowship, 2006, Adult Lower Extremity Reconstruction, Mount Sinai Hospital, Canada
Clinical Fellowship, 2007, Orthopaedic Trauma Service, Hospital for Special Surgery, Weill College of Medicine, Cornell University, USA
Affiliations:

Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Research Focus:

The role of computer navigation in the training of novice and expert surgeons and fellowship training policy.
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Administrative Assistant: Lovena Smith
Phone: 416-967-8639
Fax: 416-967-8781
Email: lovena.smith@sunnybrook.ca

Education:

BA (Hons.), 1993, Queen's University, Canada
M.Sc., 1995, Biology, University of North Carolina - Charlotte, USA
MD, 2000, University of Toronto, Canada
M.Ed., 2008, Health Professions Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education - University of Toronto, Canada
FRCS(C), 2005, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada
Appointments and Affiliations:

Associate scientist, clinical integrative biology - Holland musculoskeletal research program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
Provisional staff, orthopaedic surgery, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Assistant professor, department of surgery - faculty of medicine, University of Toronto
Member, AOTK Group: Computer-Assisted Surgery Group for North America, AO Foundation
Research Foci:

Role of surgical navigation in the training of novice and expert surgeons
Education policy at the surgical fellowship training level
Research Summary:

Dr. Nousiainen's clinical interests lie in adult trauma (pelvic, acetabular and periarticular fractures) and reconstruction (primary and revision total hip, and knee arthroplasty). His research interests involve training policy in fellowship-level education and in surgical skills education, particularly involving computer navigation, at the novice and expert levels. He is the only Canadian member and education consultant of the AOTK Computer-Assisted Surgery Group for North America.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

Nousiainen M, Brydges R, Backstein D, Dubrowski A. Comparison of expert instruction and computer-based video training in teaching fundamental surgical skills to medical students. Surgery. 2008;143(4):539-44.
Nousiainen MT, McConnell AS, Zdero R, McKee MD, Bhandari M, Schemitsch EH. The influence of the number of cortices of screw purchase and ankle position in Weber C ankle fracture fixation J Orthop Trauma. 2008;22(7):473-8.
Weil YA, Hierholzer C, Sama D, Wright C, Nousiainen MT, Kloen P, Helfet DL. Management of persistent post partum pelvic pain. Am J Orthop. 2008:37(12):621-626.
Nousiainen MT. Treatment options for the unstable total knee arthroplasty - condylar constrained. Canadian Orthopaedic Association Bulletin. 2008;79:17-18.
Weil YA, Nousiainen MT, Helfet DL. Removal of an L5 nerve root entrapping screw after a failed posterior pelvic ring fixation: a case report. J Orthop Trauma. 2007;21(6):414-417.