Töölö hospital

Principle contact details

Contact name:Jorma Rautio
Address:Töölö hospital
Topeliuksenkatu 5
00260 Helsinki
Telephone:'+358 50 427 1812
Web address:Visit website

Other team members

Surgeon:Juri Hukki, plastic, Jorma Rautio, plastic, Pia Vuola plastic, Junnu Leikola plastic and max fac
Speech therapist:Suvi Alaluusua and Leena Turunen
Orthodontist:Kirsti Hurmerinta, Arja Heliövaara, Sirpa Railavo
Otolaryngologist:Merja Pettay
Specialist nurse:Ulla Elfving-Little
Patient follow up:Surgeons and Orthodontists

Support group

Support group contact name:Suhupo:http:www.halkio.fisuhupo_ry

Annual case load

Cleft palate:45
Pierre Robin:5
Cleft lip & palate (CLP) Unilateral (UCLP):20
Bilateral (BCLP):7

Primary surgical protocol

Timing of first repair and type of operation.

Complete UCLP:lid and HP 4 months, SP 9 months
Complete BCLP:lip 4 months, palate 9 months
Isolated CP:9 months

Record collection protocol

Are records routinely collected at specific ages?Yes
Does this conform to WHO timing recommendations
(birth, 5, 10, 15 and 20 years)?

State coverage of costs

Are the costs of the following treatments covered by the state (free to the patient)?

Surgery costs:Part
Orthodontic costs:Part
Speech and language therapy costs:Part

Clinical research

Clinical team members who are or would like to be involved in clinical research:

Member details:See team members

Current research activity and data collection

Participation in inter-centre studies:Yes
Details of studies:Scandcleft
Published research papers:Yes
Details of publications:Cleft register from 1952, almost 8000 patients
Willing to share Powerpoint presentations:Yes

Potential clinical research activities

Clinical research activities interested in being involved in:

Randomised clinical trials:Yes
Inter-centre comparison of outcome:Yes
Prospective study:Yes
DNA collection:Yes

Total number of cases per annum

Total cases per annum:50-60