Sakari S. Karhula

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OBJECTIVE Collagen distribution within articular cartilage (AC) is typically evaluated from histological sections, e.g., using collagen staining and light microscopy (LM). Unfortunately, all techniques based on histological sections are time-consuming, destructive, and without extraordinary effort, limited to two dimensions. This study investigates whether(More)
Contrast-enhanced micro-computed tomography (CEμCT) with phosphotungstic acid (PTA) has shown potential for detecting collagen distribution of articular cartilage. However, the selectivity of the PTA staining to articular cartilage constituents remains to be elucidated. The aim of this study was to investigate the dependence of PTA for the collagen content(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of the present study was to evaluate bone healing in rabbit critical-sized calvarial defects using two different synthetic scaffold materials, solid biodegradable bioactive glass and tricalcium phosphate granules alongside solid and particulated autogenous bone grafts. MATERIAL AND METHODS Bilateral full thickness critical-sized(More)
PURPOSE In pediatric neurosurgery, decompressive craniectomy and correction of congenital cranial anomalies can result in major cranial defects. Corrective cranioplasty for the repair of these critical-sized defects is not only a cosmetic issue. The limited availability of suitable autogenous bone and the morbidity of donor site harvesting have driven the(More)
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