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Henriikka Mimmi Kaarina Liukkonen
M.Sc.





Knee joint modelling and segmentation

Personal information

  • Phone: +358 40 0905558
  • Room: Me/336
  • Email: mimmi.liukkonen [at] uef.fi (please fix the address before mailing!)

  • Date of birth: 24 March 1988

  • Current research interests: Finite Element modelling of knee joint, segmentation, gait analysis, MRI

  • Education:
    • Master of Science, Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland, June 2015
    • Bachelor of Science, Applied Physics, University of Eastern Finland, May 2014
    • Bachelor of Science in Radiography, Savonia University of Applied Sciences, December 2011
    • Graduate of Finnish Upper Secondary School, Mantyharjun lukio, June 2007

  • Language proficiency:
    • Finnish, native language
    • English, good

  • Skills:
    • Abaqus, Matlab

  • Hobbies: skijoring and biking (with dogs)

Publications:

(full papers, conference proceedings)
  1. 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. 2018 Feb;46(2):334-344. doi: 10.1007/s10439-017-1974-6.

  2. Liukkonen MK, Mononen ME, Vartiainen P, Kaukiainen P, Bragge T, Suomalainen JS, Karjalainen PA, Arokoski JP and Korhonen RK. Evaluation of the effect of bariatric surgery-induced weight loss on knee gait and cartilage degeneration. J Biomech Eng. 2017 Nov 3 pii: 2662611. doi: 10.1115/1.4038330.

  3. Liukkonen MK, Mononen ME, Tanska P, Saarakkala S, Nieminen MT, Korhonen RK. Application of a semi-automatic cartilage segmentation method for biomechanical modeling of the knee joint. Comput Methods Biomech Biomed Engin. 2017 Oct;20(13):1453-1463. doi: 10.1080/10255842.2017.1375477.

  4. Liukkonen MK, Mononen ME, Klets O, Arokoski JP, Saarakkala S, Korhonen RK. Simulation of Subject-Specific Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis and Comparison to Experimental Follow-up Data: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Sci Rep., 2017 Aug 23;7(1):9177. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-09013-7.

  5. Muhonen V, Salonius E, Haaparanta AM, Jarvinen E, Paatela T, Meller A, Hannula M, Bjorkman M, Pyhalto T, Ella V, Vasara A, Toyras J, Kellomaki M, Kiviranta I. Articular cartilage repair with recombinant human type II collagen/polylactide scaffold in a preliminary porcine study.. J Ortop Res., 2016;34:745-53.

  1. Podium Presentation: Klets O, Liukkonen M, Mononen ME, Nevalainen M, Saarakkala S and Korhonen RK, Estimation of the development of osteoarthritis using biomechanical analysis: importance of weight. The 23rd Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics, Seville, 2017.

  2. Podium Presentation: Liukkonen MK, Mononen ME, Klets O, Arokoski JP, Saarakkala S and Korhonen RK, Prediction of Knee Osteoarthritis from Clinical MRI using Cartilage Degeneration Algorithm: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Diego, 2017.

  3. Podium Presentation: Liukkonen MK, Mononen ME, Vartiainen P, Kaukiainen P, Bragge T, Suomalainen JS, Karjalainen PA, Arokoski JP and Korhonen RK, Subject-Specific computational modeling for evaluating the effect of bariatric surgery-induced weight loss on knee cartilage failure sites. The 17th International Symposium - Biomechanics of Human Movement: Mechanisms and Methods, Jyvaskyla, 2016.

  4. Liukkonen MK, Mononen ME, Vartiainen P, Kaukiainen P, Bragge T, Karjalainen PA, Arokoski JP and Korhonen RK, Subject-specific finite element modeling can be used for estimating effects of weight loss to the cartilage stresses. 9th International Workshop on Osteoarthritis Imaging, Oulu, 2016.

  5. Klets O, Mononen ME, Liukkonen MK, Nieminen MT, Saarakkala Sand Korhonen RK, Effect of weight loss on cartilage stresses in obese subjects: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative. 9th International Workshop on Osteoarthritis Imaging, Oulu, 2016.

  6. Podium Presentation: Liukkonen MK, Mononen ME, Tanska P, Saarakkala S, Nieminen M, Korhonen RK. New Semi-Automatic Segmentation Method for Biomechanical Orthopedic Applications. Transactions of the Orthopaedic Research Society, Orlando, 2016.

Acknowledged technical contributions:

  1. Orozco GA, Tanska P, Mononen ME, Halonen KS, Korhonen RK. The effect of constitutive representations and structural constituents of ligaments on knee joint mechanics. Sci Rep. 2018 Feb 2;8:2323. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-20739-w

Publications in national Journals:

  1. Liukkonen MK, Mononen ME, Nivelrikon etenemistä voidaan ennustaa. Niveltieto. 2017 4:22-23.

Under review:

Contact: +358 29 4451111 (Switch), email: bbc-l [at] lists.uef.fi