Operative treatment of shoulder disorders

Description of research

Investigation of efficacy and effectiveness of operative treatment on shoulder disorders.
Research project titles

Members of the research group

MD PhD Juha Kukkonen
MD Sami Elamo
MD Kaisa Lehtimäki
MD Anssi Ryösä

Selected publications

Ryösä A, Laimi K, Äärimaa V, Lehtimäki K, Kukkonen J, Saltychew M. Surgery or conservative treatment for rotator cuff tear: a meta-analysis. Disabil Rehabil. 2016 Jul 6:1-7. [Epub ahead of print]
Paloneva J, Lepola V, Äärimaa V, Joukainen A, Mattila V. Increasing incidence of rotator cuff repairs - A nationwide registry study in Finland. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015 Aug 12;16:189.
Kukkonen J, Joukainen A, Lehtinen J, Mattila K, Tuominen E, Kauko T, Äärimaa V. Treatment of non-traumatic rotator cuff tears, a randomized controlled trial with two-year clinical and imaging results. J Bone Joint Surg.
2015 Nov 04; 97(21):1729-1737.
Äärimaa V, Kukkonen J, Kauko T, Virolainen P. Investigating MCID for Constant score in patients undergoing rotator cuff surgery. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Dec; 22(12):1650-5.
Kukkonen J, Kauko T, Virolainen P, Äärimaa V. Smoking and operative treatment of rotator cuff tear. Scand J
Sports Med. 2014 Apr;24(2):400-3.