Janne T Lehtinen

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BACKGROUND Different metal and biodegradable suture anchors are available for rotator cuff repair. Poor bone quality may result in anchor loosening and tendon rerupture. HYPOTHESES Higher bone mineral density is associated with higher pull-out strength of suture anchors. Depending on anchor placement, pull-out strengths of anchors are different within the(More)
The total bacteriolytic activity comprising of the classical, alternative and possible lectine pathways as well as the bacteriolytic activity of the alternative pathway (AP) of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) complement was assessed in temperatures ranging from 0 to 35 degrees C against a recombinant strain Escherichia coli containing two reporter genes(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the 3-dimensional trabecular bone mineral density (BMD) in the humeral head and determine the effects of trabecular BMD on the pullout strength of cancellous screws. Five regions of interest (ROIs) were defined in the humeral head (superior- anterior, superior-posterior, central, inferior-anterior, and(More)
Tears of the rotator cuff are accompanied by muscle atrophy, which has direct implications on patient outcome after rotator cuff surgery. However, no reliable method exists to determine muscle volumes in situ. The current authors evaluated the reliability of magnetic resonance imaging in assessing rotator cuff muscle volumes. Muscle volumes were determined(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate bone destruction, upward migration, and medialisation of the glenohumeral (GH) joint in a cohort of 74 patients with seropositive and erosive rheumatoid arthritis followed up prospectively. METHODS At the 15 year follow up 148 shoulders were radiographed by a standard method. Bone destruction in the GH joint was examined from the(More)
We report a randomised controlled trial to examine the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of arthroscopic acromioplasty in the treatment of stage II shoulder impingement syndrome. A total of 140 patients were randomly divided into two treatment groups: supervised exercise programme (n = 70, exercise group) and arthroscopic acromioplasty followed by a(More)
BACKGROUND The optimal treatment for symptomatic, nontraumatic rotator cuff tear is unknown. The purpose of this trial was to compare the effectiveness of physiotherapy, acromioplasty, and rotator cuff repair for this condition. We hypothesized that rotator cuff repair yields superior results compared with other treatment modalities. METHODS One hundred(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the nature of positional changes of humeroulnar (HU) and humeroradial (HR) joints in a cohort of 74 patients with seropositive and erosive rheumatoid arthritis (RA) followed up prospectively. METHODS At the 15 year follow up standard anteroposterior and lateral radiographs of 148 elbow joints were evaluated. The mediolateral HU angle(More)
This study examined the normal variation of the superomedial scapular angle and the thickness of the superior and inferior scapular borders. Scapulae of 53 cadaver shoulders were dissected free from all soft tissue. A line was drawn from the most superior to the most inferior point on each scapula, and the scapulae were cut along this line to obtain cross(More)
AIMS In the present study we evaluated radiographically involvement of the ankle joint and its relationship to destruction of the subtalar joint in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS An inception cohort of 103 patients with seropositive RA was followed over a period of 20 years. Follow-up examinations were conducted after onset, 1, 3, 8, 15, and 20 years(More)