Hip and knee arthroplasty surgery

Description of the Research

Keijo Mäkeläs research has focused on developing national and international quality registers of arthroplasty surgery with special interest in open access reporting of survivorship estimates of arthroplasty devices, and rapid publication of scientific reports of arthroplasty surgery data. Based on combined Nordic data (NARA database) there are currently 20 scientific papers published with focus on surgical methods, hip and knee arthroplasty devices and international comparisons of treatment culture. The Finnish Arthroplasty Register (FAR) data contents was revised under lead of Mäkelä. Publication activity based on FAR is currently lively. This has already lead to several changes in treatment practices.

Research Group

Nordic Arthroplasty Register Association (NARA) Research Group

Selected Publications

Mäkelä KT, Matilainen M, Pulkkinen P, Fenstad AM, Havelin LI, Engesaeter L, Furnes O, Overgaard S, Pedersen A, Kärrholm J, Malchau H, Ranstam J, Garellick G, Eskelinen A. Failure rate of cemented and uncemented total hip arthroplasty: a register study of combined Nordic database of four nations. British Medical Journal 2014: 348; f7592.
Mäkelä KT, Visuri T, Pulkkinen P, Eskelinen A, Remes V, Virolainen P, Junnila M, Pukkala E. Risk of cancer with metal-on-metal hip replacements: population based study. British Medical Journal 2012 Jul 25; 345: e4646.
Ackerman IN, Bohensky MA, de Steiger R, Brand CA, Eskelinen A, Fenstad AM, Furnes O, Garellick G, Graves SE, Haapakoski J, Havelin LI, Mäkelä K, Mehnert F, Pedersen AB, Robertsson O. Substantial rise in the lifetime risk of primary total knee replacement surgery for osteoarthritis from 2003-2013: An international, population-level analysis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 2017 Apr;25(4):455-461.
Glassou EN, Hansen TB, Mäkelä K, Havelin LI, Furnes O, Badawy M, Kärrholm J, Garellick G, Eskelinen A, Pedersen AB. Association between hospital procedure volume and risk of revision after total hip arthroplasty: a population-based study within the Nordic Arthroplasty Register Association database. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2016; 24(3): 419-26.
Thien T, Chatziagorou G, Garellick G, Furnes O, Havelin LI, Mäkelä K, Overgaard S, Pedersen AB, Eskelinen A, Pulkkinen P, Kärrholm J. Periprosthetic fracture within two years after total hip replacement: analysis of 437,629 operations in the nordic arthroplasty register assiciation database. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2014 Oct 1;96(19):e167.