Dr. Flatøy grew up in a village called Møst in Kristiansund municipality in Norway.
Dr. Flatøy graduated MD from University Medical School of Debrecen in 2007, and subsequently completed internship and 3 years of orthopaedic residency at Namsos Hospital. In 2011, while working at Namsos Hospital, Dr. Flatøy was interviewed by NRK after he had treated a cyclist that was hospitalized after colliding with a sheep.
Dr. Flatøy is a phD student, and is currently participating in a project consisting of trials that investigate new implants in the field of cemented total hip arthroplasty, with special focus on stems with force closed fixation design and HXLPE acetabular cups. RSA is used as a method of investigation in all trials. Three trials are currently a part of Dr. Flatøy's phD project:
- Migration pattern of a triple tapered stem. A prospective randomized study using RSA.
- Changes in migration pattern after design modifications in triple tapered stem. A prospective randomized study using RSA.
- RSA study of wear and migration in Vitamin E stabilized HXLPE acetabular sockets.
Dr. Flatøy has co-authored the following medical publications:
- Low wear, high stability - promises of success in a moderately cross-linked cup?
- No medium-term advantage of electrochemical deposition of hydroxyapatite in cementless femoral stems. 5-year RSA and DXA results from a randomized controlled trial.
- Triple taper stem design shows promising fixation and bone remodelling characteristics: radiostereometric analysis in a randomized controlled trial.