Surgical Planning Laboratory - Brigham & Women's Hospital - Boston, Massachusetts USA - a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School

Surgical Planning Laboratory

Seppo Koskinen M.D., Ph.D. (1996-1998)

Seppo is a Research Fellow at Department of Radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. in medicine from University of Turku, Turku, Finland in 1988 and 1993, respectively. Before starting his research fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital, he completed three years of radiology residency in Turku University Hospital, Finland. His main interest is musculoskeletal MRI, and his current research work is focusing on kinematic MR imaging of the joints.

Major Publications

  1. Koskinen SK, Hurme M, Kujala UM, Kormano M. Effect of lateral release on patellar motion in chondromalacia: an MRI study of 11 knees. Acta Orthop Scand 1990;61:311-312.
  2. Koskinen SK, Hurme M, Kujala UM. Restoration of patellofemoral congruity by combined lateral release and tibial tuberosity transposition as assessed by MRI analysis. Int Orthop 1991;15:363-366.
  3. Koskinen SK, Kujala UM. Effect of patellar brace on patellofemoral relationships. Scand J Med Sci Sports 1991;1:119-122.
  4. Koskinen SK, Komu M, Aho HJ, Kormano M. Magnetic resonance imaging of patellar cartilage degeneration at 0.02T: Study of 23 cadaveric patellae. Acta Radiol 1991;32:514-517.
  5. Niemi P, Koskinen S, Reisto T. Tissue relaxation enhancement after intravenous administration of ITCB-DTPA-Gd conjugated albumin, an intravascular contrast agent. Invest Radiol 1991;26:674-680.
  6. Koskinen SK, Kujala UM. Patellofemoral relationships and distal insertion of the vastus medialis muscle: A magnetic resonance imaging study in nonsymptomatic subjects and in patients with patellar dislocation. Arthroscopy 1992;8:465-468.
  7. Taimela S, Kujala UM, Dahlström S, Koskinen S. Risk factors for stress fractures during physical training programs. Clin J Sport Med 1992;2:105-108.
  8. Kujala UM, Nelimarkka O, Koskinen SK. Relationship between the pivot shift and the configuration of the lateral tibial plateau. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 1992;111:228-229.
  9. Niemi PT, Komu MES, Koskinen SK. Tissue specificity of low field magnetization transfer contrast imaging. J Magn Reson Imaging 1992;2:197-201.
  10. Koskinen SK, Heinonen OJ, Kormano M. Magnetic resonance imaging in the diagnosis of chronic compartment syndrome: A case report. Clin J Sports Med 1993;3:44-47.
  11. Koskinen SK, Komu M. Low-field-strength magnetization transfer contrast imaging of the patellar cartilage. Acta Radiol 1993;34:124-126.
  12. Kujala UM, Jaakkola LH, Koskinen SK, Taimela S, Hurme M, Nelimarkka O. Scoring of patellofemoral disorders, Arthroscopy 1993;9:159-163.
  13. Koulu M, Pesonen U, Koskinen S, Scheinin H, Virtanen R, Scheinin M. Reduced turnover of dopamine and 5-hydroxytryptamine in discrete dopaminergic, noradrenergic and serotonergic rat brain areas after acutely administered medetomidine, a selective alpha2-adrenoceptor agonist. Pharmacology & Toxicology 1993;72:182-187.
  14. Koskinen SK, Taimela S. Low-field MRI in tibial stress pain. Ann Med Milit Fenn, 1992;67:83-86.
  15. Koskinen SK, Taimela S, Nelimarkka O, Komu M, Kujala UM. Magnetic resonance imaging of patellofemoral relationships. Skeletal Radiol 1993;22:403-410.
  16. Mattila KT, Komu MES, Koskinen SK, Niemi PT. Exercise-induced changes in magnetization transfer contrast of muscles. Acta Radiol 1993;34:559-562.
  17. Taimela S, Koskinen S, Orava S, Hulkko A. Rasitusmurtumat (Stress Fractures: a review, in Finnish). Duodecim 1994;110:432-442.
  18. Taimela S, Vuorinen V, Koskinen S. Rintarangan välilevypullistumat(Thoracic disc herniation: a review, in Finnish). Duodecim 1994;110:1343-1348.
  19. Orava S, Hulkko A, Taimela S, Koskinen S, Leppävuori J, Kallio T, Karpakka J. Stress fractures of the toe bones in athletes and military recruits. Isr J Sports Med 1994;1:151-153.
  20. Videman T, Sarna S, Battié MC, Koskinen S, Gill K, Paananen H, Gibbons L. The long-term effects of physical loading and exercise lifestyles on back-related symptoms, disability, and spinal pathology. Spine 1995;20:699-709. (The Volvo Award on Low Back Pain Research 1994).
  21. Orava S, Hulkko A, Koskinen S, Taimela S. Stress fractures in athletes and military recruits. An overview (in German). Orthopäde 1995;24:457-466.
  22. Koskinen SK, Mattila KT, Alanen AM, Aro HT. Stress fracture of the ulnar diaphysis in a recreational golfer. Clin J Sport Med 1997;7:63-65.
  23. Koskinen SK, YlŠa-Outinen H, Aho H, Komu M. Magnetization transfer and spin lock magnetic resonance imaging of the patellar cartilage degeneration at 0.1 T. Acta Radiol 1997:38;1071-1075.
  24. Koskinen SK, Parkkola RK, Karhu J, Komu MES, Kormano MJ. Orthopedic and interventional applications at low field MRI with horizontally open configuration: a review. Radiologe 1997;37:819-824.
  25. Kettenbach J, Silverman SG, Schwartz RB, Hsu L, Koskinen SK, Kikinis R, Black PMcL, Jolesz FA. Aufbau, klinische Eignung und Zukunfaspekte eines 0.5 T MR-Spezialsystems fŸr den Interventionellen Einsatz. Radiologe 1997;37:825-834.
  26. Koskinen SK, Niemi PT, Ekfors TO, Sipila J, Valavaara R, Dean PB. Glomus tumor of the trachea. A case report. Eur Radiol 1998;8:364-366.
  27. Koskinen SK, Rantanen JP, Nelimarkka OI, Kujala UM. Effect of Elmslie-Trillat and Roux-Goldthwait -procedures on patellofemoral relationships and symptoms in patients with patellar dislocations. Am J Knee Surgery; in press.
  28. Alanen V, Taimela S, Kinnunen J, Koskinen SK, Kujala UM, Karaharju E. The incidence and clinical significance of bone bruises in human talocrural joint after supination injury. J Bone Joint Surg (Br); in press
  29. Koskinen SK, Virta AM, Niemi PT, Kajander SA, Komu MES. T1-rho dispersion of rat tissues in vitro. Submitted.
  30. RaŠty H, Kujala U, Videman T, Koskinen SK, Karppi S-L, Sarna S. The association of lumbar paraspinal muscle cross-sectional areas with isometric maximal trunk muscle strength and isoinertial flexion-extension repetition test. Submitted

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