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.

Published items in each year

Citations in each year

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

Most recent BBC publications:

  1. Saukko AEA, Turunen MJ, Honkanen MKM, Lovric G, Tiitu V, Honkanen JTJ, Grinstaff MW, Jurvelin JS and Toyras J. Simultaneous Quantitation of Cationic and Non-ionic Contrast Agents in Articular Cartilage Using Synchrotron MicroCT Imaging. Sci Rep. 2019 May 8;9(1):7118. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-43276-6.

  2. Leppanen T, Kulkas A and Toyras J. The hypoxic burden: also known as the desaturation severity parameter. Eur Heart J. 2019 May 7. pii: 5486507. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehz271.

  3. Sarin JK, Nykanen O, Tiitu V, Mancini IAD, Brommer H, Visser J, Malda J, van Weeren PR, Afara IO and Toyras J. Arthroscopic Determination of Cartilage Proteoglycan Content and Collagen Network Structure with Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. Ann Biomed Eng. 2019 May 6. pii: 10.1007/s10439-019-02280-7. doi: 10.1007/s10439-019-02280-7.

  4. Prakash M, Joukainen A, Torniainen J, Honkanen MKM, Rieppo L, Afara IO, Kroger H, Toyras J and Sarin JK. Near-infrared spectroscopy enables quantitative evaluation of human cartilage biomechanical properties during arthroscopy. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2019 Apr 23. pii: S1063-4584(19)30931-8. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2019.04.008.

  5. Saisanen L, Maatta S, Julkunen P, Niskanen E, Kallioniemi E, Grohn H, Kemppainen S, Lakka TA, Lintu N, Eloranta AM, Vanninen R, Makkonen I and Kononen M. Functional and structural asymmetry in primary motor cortex in Asperger syndrome: a navigated TMS and imaging study. Brain Topogr. 2019 May;32(3):504-518. doi: 10.1007/s10548-019-00704-0. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

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