Raine P Tiihonen

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It was hypothesized that the bioresorbable interposition implant might offer a viable alternative to conventional silicone implant arthroplasty in rheumatoid metacarpophalangeal joint destruction. A(More)
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Revision arthroplasty of metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joints in chronic inflammatory arthritis patients after silicone implants is challenging due of severe bone loss and soft tissue(More)
BACKGROUND Norway spruce (Picea abies) produces resin to protect against decomposition by microbial pathogens. In vitro tests have shown that spruce resin has antifungal properties against(More)
Interposition arthroplasty with bioreplaceable poly-L-D-lactic acid (PLDLA) implants has yielded promising results in reconstruction of rheumatoid hands. In this prospective clinical study we(More)