Orthopaedic Research Unit

​​Description of research

The evaluation of bone quality for the success of total hip replacement in postmenopausal women.

Members of the research group

Sanaz Nazari-Farsani, MSc
Anne Ylä-Soininmäki, MD
Sami Finnilä, MD
Erik Aro, MD
Jessica Alm, PhD, post-doc
Ville-Valtteri Välimäki, MD, PhD, post-doc
Mia Vuopio, PT

Selected publications

Alm JJ, Moritz N, Aro HT. In vitro osteogenic capacity of bone marrow MSCs from postmenopausal women reflect the osseointegration of their cementless hip stems. Bone Reports 2016; 5: 124-135.

Nazari-Farsani S, Finnilä S, Moritz N, Mattila K, Alm JJ, Aro HT. Is Model-based Radiostereometric Analysis Suitable for Clinical Trials of a Cementless Tapered Wedge Femoral Stem? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Oct;474(10):2246-53.

Finnilä S, Moritz N, SvedströM E, Alm JJ, Aro HT. Increased migration of uncemented acetabular cups in female total hip arthroplasty patients with low systemic bone mineral density. A 2-year RSA and 8-year radiographic follow-up study of 34 patients. Acta Orthop. 2016 Feb;87(1):48-54.

Madanat R, Mäkinen TJ, Aro HT, Bragdon C, Malchau H. Adherence of hip and knee arthroplasty studies to RSA standardization guidelines. A systematic review. Acta
Orthop. 2014 Sep;85(5):447-55.

Aro HT, Alm JJ, Moritz N, Mäkinen TJ, Lankinen P. Low BMD affects initial stability and delays stem osseointegration in cementless total hip arthroplasty in women: a 2-year RSA study of 39 patients. Acta Orthop. 2012 Apr;83(2):107-14.


 Prof. Hannu Aro