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Adverse Tissue Reactions to Bioabsorbable Fixation Devices
Among 2528 patients operated on using pins, rods, bolts, and screws made of polyglycolic acid or polylactic acid, 108 (4.3%) were affected by a clinically significant local inflammatory, sterileExpand
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Treatment with and without initial stabilizing surgery for primary traumatic patellar dislocation. A prospective randomized study.
BACKGROUND There is no consensus about the management of acute primary traumatic patellar dislocation in young physically active adults. The objective of this study was to compare the clinicalExpand
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An association of serum vitamin D concentrations < 40 nmol/L with acute respiratory tract infection in young Finnish men.
BACKGROUND The effects of vitamin D in regulating bone mineralization are well documented. The action of vitamin D as a key link between Toll-like receptor activation and antibacterial responses inExpand
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Complications of plate fixation in fresh displaced midclavicular fractures.
BACKGROUND The role of plate fixation in the management of fresh displaced midclavicular fractures is unsettled. The objective of this study was to evaluate the drawbacks and pitfalls of thisExpand
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Clinical biocompatibility of biodegradable orthopaedic implants for internal fixation: a review.
When the polymeric material reaches the final stages of its degradation process, biodegradable orthopaedic fixation devices elicit a local foreign-body reaction. In most cases, the symptoms of thisExpand
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Incidence and risk factors of acute traumatic primary patellar dislocation.
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate incidence, nature, and risk factors of primary traumatic patellar dislocations. METHODS We identified acute first-time traumatic patellarExpand
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Vitamin D supplementation for the prevention of acute respiratory tract infection: a randomized, double-blinded trial among young Finnish men.
Ilkka Laaksi, Juha-Petri Ruohola, Ville Mattila, Anssi Auvinen, Timo Ylikomi, and Harri Pihlajamaki Department of Cell Biology, Medical School, and Department of Epidemiology, Tampere School ofExpand
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Arthroscopic Surgery for Primary Traumatic Patellar Dislocation
Background No data exist whether patients with primary traumatic patellar dislocation benefit from initial arthroscopic medial repair surgery. Purpose To compare long-term outcomes of patientsExpand
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Association Between Serum 25(OH)D Concentrations and Bone Stress Fractures in Finnish Young Men
Low vitamin D level may predict rickets, osteomalacia, or osteoporosis. We examined serum 25(OH)D concentration as a predisposing factor for bone stress fracture in 756 military recruits. The averageExpand
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Mortality and cause of death in hip fracture patients aged 65 or older - a population-based study
BackgroundThe high mortality of hip fracture patients is well documented, but sex- and cause-specific mortality after hip fracture has not been extensively studied. The purpose of the present studyExpand
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