Biophysics of Bone and Cartilage (BBC)

The BBC group in University of Eastern Finland is globally one of the leading research groups in cartilage and bone biophysics and -engineering. The group has extensively contributed to basic, applied and clinical research of the musculoskeletal disorders during the past 20 years.

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Citations in each year

Total times cited:13244 
Citing articles:7166 
Average citations per item:22.76
Source: Web of Science
Updated: Jan 8th 2018

Most recent BBC publications:

  1. Makela JT, Cooper BG, Korhonen RK, Grinstaff MW and Snyder BD. Functional Effects of an Interpenetrating Polymer Network on Articular Cartilage Mechanical Properties. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018 Jan 8. pii: S1063-4584(18)30002-5. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.01.001.

  2. Mangia S, Svatkova A, Mascali D, Nissi MJ, Burton PC, Bednarik P, Auerbach EJ, Giove F, Eberly LE, Howell MJ, Nestrasil I, Tuite PJ and Michaeli S. Multi-modal Brain MRI in Subjects with PD and iRBD. Front Neurosci. 2017 Dec 19;11:709. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00709. eCollection 2017.

  3. Klets O, Mononen ME, Liukkonen MK, Nevalainen MT, Nieminen MT, Saarakkala S and Korhonen RK. Estimation of the Effect of Body Weight on the Development of Osteoarthritis Based on Cumulative Stresses in Cartilage: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Ann Biomed Eng. 2017 Dec 26. pii: 10.1007/s10439-017-1974-6. doi: 10.1007/s10439-017-1974-6.

  4. Ala-Myllymaki J, Danso EK, Honkanen JTJ, Korhonen RK, Toyras J and Afara IO. Optical spectroscopic characterization of human meniscus biomechanical properties. J Biomed Opt. 2017 Dec;22(12):1-10. doi: 10.1117/1.JBO.22.12.125008.

  5. Saisanen L, Julkunen P, Lakka T, Lindi V, Kononen M and Maatta S. Development of corticospinal motor excitability and cortical silent period from mid-childhood to adulthood - a navigated TMS study. Neurophysiol Clin. 2017 Dec 20. pii: S0987-7053(17)30168-5. doi: 10.1016/j.neucli.2017.11.004.

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