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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Total times cited:15131 
Citing articles:8172 
Average citations per item:23.31
Source: Web of Science
h-index:63
Updated: May 12th 2019

Most recent BBC publications:

  1. Nikkonen S, Toyras J, Mervaala E, Myllymaa S, Terrill P and Leppanen T. Intra-night variation in apnea-hypopnea index affects diagnostics and prognostics of obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Breath. 2019 Jul 11. pii: 10.1007/s11325-019-01885-5. doi: 10.1007/s11325-019-01885-5.

  2. Vaananen SP, Grassi L, Venalainen MS, Matikka H, Zheng Y, Jurvelin JS and Isaksson H. Automated segmentation of cortical and trabecular bone to generate finite element models for femoral bone mechanics. Med Eng Phys. 2019 Jul 4. pii: S1350-4533(19)30109-2. doi: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2019.06.015.

  3. Mancini IAD, Rieppo L, Pouran B, Afara IO, Braganca FMS, van Rijen MHP, Kik M, Weinans H, Toyras J, van Weeren PR and Malda J. Effects of scaling on microstructural features of the osteochondral unit: A comparative analysis of 38 mammalian species. Bone. 2019 Jul 3. pii: S8756-3282(19)30275-3. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2019.07.001.

  4. Nykanen O, Sarin JK, Ketola JH, Leskinen H, Te Moller NCR, Tiitu V, Mancini IAD, Visser J, Brommer H, van Weeren PR, Malda J, Toyras J and Nissi MJ. T2* and quantitative susceptibility mapping in an equine model of post-traumatic osteoarthritis: assessment of mechanical and structural properties of articular cartilage. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2019 Jul 2. pii: S1063-4584(19)31113-6. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2019.06.009.

  5. Julkunen P. Mobile application for adaptive threshold hunting in transcranial magnetic stimulation. IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng. 2019 Jul 1. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2019.2925904.

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