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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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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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Femoral Avulsion of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament after Primary Traumatic Patellar Dislocation Predicts Subsequent Instability in Men
Background The clinical relevance of medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) injury location in primary patellar dislocation has not been studied. Hypothesis Prognosis after primary traumatic patellarExpand
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Aetiology and risk factors of musculoskeletal disorders in physically active conscripts: a follow-up study in the Finnish Defence Forces
BackgroundMusculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the main reason for morbidity during military training. MSDs commonly result in functional impairment leading to premature discharge from militaryExpand
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Use of dietary supplements and anabolic-androgenic steroids among Finnish adolescents in 1991-2005.
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to describe the prevalence, trends and associated factors of dietary supplements (DS) and anabolic-androgenic steroids (AAS) use among Finnish adolescents. Expand
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Sports activity and the use of cigarettes and snus among young males in Finland in 1999-2010
BackgroundStudies of the relationship between sports activity and smoking among adolescents and young adults report contradictory results. We examined the association between sports activityExpand
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