Jyrki Nieminen

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STUDY DESIGN Skeletal tissues of mice with an inactivated allele of the Col2a1 gene for Type II collagen ("heterozygous knockout") were studied. OBJECTIVE To determine whether a heterozygous inactivation of the Col2a1 gene has a role in the etiology of spine disorders such as disc degeneration. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Mutations in the COL2A1,(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE High age is associated with increased postoperative mortality, but the factors that predict mortality in older hip and knee replacement recipients are not known. METHODS Preoperative clinical and operative data on 1,998 primary total hip and knee replacements performed for osteoarthritis in patients aged ≥ 75 years in a single(More)
Bone mineral density measurements using dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) are commonly expressed as areal density (g/cm2). However, areal BMD (BMDareal) is dependent on bone size and this can lead to erroneous interpretations of BMD values. We have previously presented a simple method for calculating apparent volumetric bone mineral density (BMDvol) using(More)
We treated 93 consecutive patients, average age 53 (16–90) years, with closed humeral shaft fractures applying a functional brace immediately after injury. Seventy-two (77%) fractures healed without problems. There were significantly more consolidation problems in fractures in the proximal third (46% consolidated) compared to those at the middle (81%(More)
BACKGROUND In this randomized prospective study the short- and long-term outcomes of patients undergoing inguinal hernia repair with either Lichtenstein mesh or the Prolene Hernia System (PHS) were evaluated. METHODS Postoperative pain and time to return to work, driving and sporting hobbies were recorded after 300 inguinal hernia repairs done by one of(More)
We evaluated subchondral bone remodeling and structure in the condyles of the femur and the patellar surface of the femur in early experimental osteoarthrosis of young female beagle dogs. 14 littermate (twin) dogs were divided into operation (n 7) and control groups (n 7). The dogs in the operation group underwent surgically a 30 degrees valgus angulation(More)
Adverse soft tissue reactions in patients with metal-on-metal (MoM) hip replacement are associated with cobalt (Co) and chromium (Cr) particles released from the implant. Exposing the patients to long periods of increased metal ions concentrations resulting from the wear of these implants poses an increased risk of genotoxicity/mutagenicity. A variable(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of long-term running training on the structural properties of bone. Ten beagle dogs ran according to a strenuous progressive program (up to 40 km/day) for 1 year. At the end of the training program, there was a significant reduction in bone mineral density (up to 9.7%) in the vertebrae of the runner dogs as(More)
The effects of long-term running exercise were studied in 20 beagle dogs. A total of 10 dogs ran from the age of 15 weeks to the age of 70 weeks in a progressive program for up to 40 km/day. A total of 10 sister dogs spent the study period in individual cages. When the dogs were 70 weeks old, bone mineral density of the vertebrae, hip, and radius was(More)
Bone metastasis is a severe complication for patients with cancer. Not only does it cause intractable pain and other clinical problems such as fracture after trivial injury, it also signifies that the malignant process is incurable. Since life expectancy of metastasised cancer patients has improved due to advanced oncological treatment but is still limited,(More)