Esa Koskinen

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BACKGROUND The choice and use of unicondylar knee arthroplasty (UKA) has gone through a nation wide resurgence at the start of the 21st century in Finland. We evaluated the population-based survival of UKA in patients with primary osteoarthritis (OA) in Finland, and the factors affecting their survival. METHOD The Finnish Arthroplasty Register was(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Both unicondylar arthroplasty (UKA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) are commonly used for the treatment of unicompartmental osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. The long-term survivorship and cost-effectiveness of these two treatments have seldom been compared on a nationwide level, however. We therefore compared the survival of UKA(More)
Chronic conditions closely related to lifestyles are the major cause of disability and death in the developed world. Behavior change is the key to managing well-being and preventing and managing chronic diseases. Wellness diary (WD) is a mobile application designed to support citizens in learning about their behavior, and both making and maintaining(More)
The objectives of the present study were to find out the results and the factors affecting survival after primary knee arthroplasty with a cruciate-retaining prosthesis in severe valgus deformity. Forty-eight patients (52 knees) participated in the current follow-up study. All patients were followed at least 5 years or to first revision. Mean follow-up time(More)
Recorded self-observations on a regular basis is an important component in many health behavior interventions. Using information and communication technologies (ICT) and especially mobile eHealth applications is a promising way of improving user-friendliness and possibly the overall effectiveness of self-monitoring. Mobility as such brings the added value(More)
The purpose of our study was to evaluate retrospectively the mid-term results of the Miller-Galante II (Zimmer, Warsaw, USA) unicondylar knee arthoplasty (UKA). The study included 46 patients with medial UKAs. Mean follow-up time was 7.0 years (range 2.7–13.1 years). Survival rate of the prosthesis was 86.6% (95% CI 73.7–99.6) at 7 years. The mean clinical(More)
AIMS The purpose of this study was to compare retrospectively the mid-term clinical and radiological results of three contemporary knee designs in cohorts operated on in the same hospital during the same time period. MATERIALS AND METHODS We evaluated mid-term clinical and radiographic outcome of three contemporary total knee designs (the AGC V2, the(More)
An ever-increasing number of people are affected by lifestyle-related health risks, such as overweight, physical inactivity and stress. An ongoing Nuadu trial studies the user acceptance and effectiveness of technologies in supporting the wellness management of working-age citizens. The technologies consist of different Web, mobile and wearable solutions.(More)
Cardiac rehabilitation programs offer effective means to prevent recurrence of a cardiac event. However, poor uptake of current programs have been reported globally. Home based model is considered as an alternative to avoid barriers related to hospital based programs. The challenge in a home based program is to re-establish the link between the patient and(More)