Antti P Launonen

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BACKGROUND Proximal humeral fractures are common osteoporotic fractures. Most proximal humeral fractures are treated non-surgically, although surgical treatment has gained popularity. The purpose of this study was to determine changes in the surgical treatment of proximal humeral fractures in Finland between 1987 and 2009. METHODS The study covered the(More)
UNLABELLED There are only a few previous population-based studies that include both inpatient and outpatient treatment data. The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiology of proximal humerus fractures. The incidence of proximal humerus fractures increases with age, and we observe a seasonal variation strongly favoring winter months. PURPOSE(More)
BACKGROUND Clavicle fractures are common injuries causing substantial morbidity. Recent literature suggests that the incidence of surgically treated clavicle fractures has increased. However, it is unknown whether the increase is caused by more surgeons choosing operative over nonoperative treatment for the injury or an increase in the actual incidence of(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE There is no consensus on the treatment of proximal humerus fractures in the elderly. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a systematic search of the medical literature for randomized controlled trials and controlled clinical trials from 1946 to Apr 30, 2014. Predefined PICOS criteria were used to search relevant publications. We(More)
Proximal humeral fracture is the third most common osteoporotic fracture. To our knowledge, this is the first nationwide population-based registry study in adults that includes both inpatient and outpatient visits. Thus, we were able to report the true incidence rates and trends in the treatment of proximal humeral fractures. Proximal humeral fractures are(More)
BACKGROUND Proximal humerus fracture is the third most common fracture type after hip and distal radius fracture in elderly patients. A comprehensive study by Palvanen et al. demonstrated an increase in the annual fracture rate of 13.7% per year over the past 33 years. Should this trend continue, the fracture rate would triple over the next three decades.(More)
Zyto 1997 Sweden UC Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes UC Yes Yes 7 Fialka 2008 Austria UC UC No No No Yes UC Yes UC Yes Yes Yes 5 Fjalestad 2010 Norway a Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes 8 Olerud 2011a Sweden UC UC No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 Olerud 2011b Sweden Yes UC No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes 7 Voigt 2011 Germany No No No No No(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate the incidence of scaphoid fracture surgery by obtaining data from the national discharge register in Finland, a country of 5 million inhabitants, for the period from 1997 to 2014. A total of 1380 patients with scaphoid fracture were treated surgically. Half of the patients were aged under 28 years and 84% were(More)
BACKGROUND Distal radius fractures (DRFs) are the second most common fractures, after hip fractures, seen in clinical practice. The high incidence of low-energy trauma DRFs in elderly patients raises questions about the best treatment method in terms of function, pain, and quality of life. Although the majority of these fractures are treated non-operatively(More)