Hannu Aro
Professor

Professor, Orthopaedics and Traumatology (Department of Clinical Medicine)

hannu.aro@utu.fi
+358 40 353 7644

Hämeentie 11
Turku
Turku University Hospital T-hospital E115





Areas of expertise
Orthopaedic Surgery; Hip replacement; Osteoporosis; Radiostereometric analysis of joint implant healing; PET imaging of infections

Biography

I am an academic Orthopaedic Surgeon with the clinical license both in Finland and in USA. I have a strong basic science background on the biomechanics and molecular biology of bone healing as well as on biomaterial incorporation with bone. I have supervised 15 PhD theses on these subjects and I have more than 170 original publications. During the past 15 years in collaboration with leading international companies and Finnish start-up companies, I have focused on the randomized phase I-IV clinical trials on fracture patients and hip replacement patients, applying advanced imaging technology (RSA, radiostereometric analysis).  In everyday clinical practice, I am nowadays focused on bone tumor surgery and hip/knee replacements. Among University duties, I am in charge of the resident program in orthopaedic surgery and traumatology.



Research

Currently, my main clinical research interest is in osteoporosis and prevention of periprosthetic fractures in postmenopausal women and in replacement of human allogeneic bone grafts by bioresorbable synthetic substitutes. In addition, we have had an interest in the development of PET/CT imaging technology for detection of indolent periprosthetic infections.



Teaching

Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology; Resident Education



Publications
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A Comparative 68Ga-Citrate and 68Ga-Chloride PET/CT Imaging of Staphylococcus aureus Osteomyelitis in the Rat Tibia (2018)
Contrast Media and Molecular Imaging
Petteri Lankinen, Tommi Noponen, Anu Autio, Pauliina Luoto, Janek Frantzèn, Eliisa Löyttyniemi, Antti J. Hakanen, Hannu T. Aro, Anne Roivainen
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Bone sarcomas: ESMO-PaedCan-EURACAN Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up (2018)
Annals of Oncology
Blay J., Aro H., Abecassis N., Bielack S., Casali P., Boukovinas I., Bonvalot S., Biagini R., Bauer S., Brugières L., Buonadonna A., De Álava E., Dei Tos A., Bovee J., Brennan B., Brodowicz T., Broto J., Fagioli F., Fedenko A., Ferraresi V., Ferrari A., Del Muro X., Dileo P., Dhooge C., Eriksson M., Gil T., Gelderblom H., Gronchi A., Grignani G., Frezza A., Ferrari S., Gasperoni S., Gaspar N., Joensuu H., Issels R., Judson I., Jones R., Hassan B., Haas R., Hohenberger P., Hecker-Nolting S., Ladenstein R., Le Cesne A., Kopeckova K., Krákorová D., Kager L., Kasper B., Jutte P., Kaal S., Picci P., Piperno-Neumann S., Pantaleo M., Piana R., Montemurro M., Morland B., Lugowska I., Merimsky O., Stacchiotti S., Sleijfer S., Schöffski P., Safwat A., Rutkowski P., Robinson M., Reichardt P., Pousa A., Zaikova O., Wardelmann E., Whelan J., Van Der Graaf W., Van Coevorden F., Unk M., Sundby Hall K., Strauss S.
(
B1 Journal article)

Ewingin sarkooman diagnostiikka ja hoito (2018)
Duodecim
Serlo J, Helenius I, Vettenranta K, Böhling T, Aro H, Jääskeläinen A, Tarkkanen M
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Good stability of a cementless, anatomically designed femoral stem in aging women: a 9-year RSA study of 32 patients (2018)
Acta Orthopaedica
Erik Aro, Jessica J. Alm, Niko Moritz, Kimmo Mattila, Hannu T. Aro
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

PET/CT to detect adverse reactions to metal debris in patients with metal-on-metal hip arthroplasty: an exploratory prospective study (2018)
Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
Aro E, Seppänen M, Mäkelä KT, Luoto P, Roivainen A, Aro HT
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Radiostereometric analysis of the initial stability of internally fixed femoral neck fractures under differential loading (2018)
Journal of Orthopaedic Research
Sami Finnilä, Niko Moritz, Niko Strandberg, Jessica J. Alm, Hannu T. Aro
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Denosumabin vaikutus periproteettiseen luukatoon ja lonkkaproteesin kiinnittymiseen postmenopausaalisilla naisilla : satunnaistettu, kaksoissokkoutettu, lumekontrolloitu kliininen tutkimus (2017)
Suomen ortopedia ja traumatologia
Aro HT, Nazari-Farsani S, Vuopio M, Löyttyniemi E, Mattila K
(
D1 Article in a trade journal)

Intensity of F-18-FDG PET Uptake in Culture-Negative and Culture-Positive Cases of Chronic Osteomyelitis (2017)
Contrast Media and Molecular Imaging
Lankinen Petteri, Seppänen Marko, Mattila Kimmo, Kallajoki Markku, Knuuti Juhani, Aro Hannu T.
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Increased migration of uncemented acetabular cups in female total hip arthroplasty patients with low systemic bone mineral density. (2016)
Acta Orthopaedica
Finnilä S, Moritz N, Svedström E, Alm JJ, Aro HT
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

In vitro osteogenic capacity of bone marrow MSCs from postmenopausal women reflect the osseointegration of their cementless hip stems (2016)
Bone Reports
Alm Jessica J, Moritz Niko, Aro Hannu T
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Is Model-based Radiostereometric Analysis Suitable for Clinical Trials of a Cementless Tapered Wedge Femoral Stem? (2016)
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Nazari-Farsani Sanaz, Finnilä Sami, Moritz Niko, Mattila Kimmo, Alm Jessica J, Aro Hannu T
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Enhanced osteoblastic differentiation and bone formation in co-culture of human bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells and peripheral blood mononuclear cells with exogenous VEGF (2015)
Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research
Joensuu K, Uusitalo L, Alm JJ, Aro HT, Hentunen TA, Heino TJ
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Local delivery of a selective androgen receptor modulator failed as an anabolic agent in a rat bone marrow ablation model (2015)
Acta Orthopaedica
Hannu T Aro, Julia Kulkova, Niko Moritz, Esa Kähkönen, Riina H Mattila
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

(68)Ga-DOTA-Siglec-9 PET/CT imaging of peri-implant tissue responses and staphylococcal infections (2014)
EJNMMI Research
Ahtinen H, Kulkova J, Lindholm L, Eerola E, Hakanen AJ, Moritz N, Söderström M, Saanijoki T, Jalkanen S, Roivainen A, Aro HT
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

68Ga-DOTA-Siglec-9 PET imaging detects biomaterial infection caused by S. epidermidis (2014)
Bone and Joint Journal
Aro Hannu, Ahtinen Helena, Kulkova Julia, Lindholm Laura, Eerola Erkki, Hakanen Antti, Moritz Niko, Söderström Mirva, Saanijoki Tiina, Roivainen Anne
(
O2 Other)

Adherence of hip and knee arthroplasty studies to RSA standardization guidelines. A systematic review. (2014)
Acta Orthopaedica
Madanat R, Mäkinen TJ, Aro HT, Bragdon C, Malchau H.
(
A2 Review article in a scientific journal)

Mechanical properties and in vivo performance of load-bearing fiber-reinforced composite intramedullary nails with improved torsional strength (2014)
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Moritz N, Strandberg N, Zhao DS, Mattila R, Paracchini L, Vallittu PK, Aro HT
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Osteointegration of PLGA implants with nanostructured or microsized β-TCP particles in a minipig model (2014)
Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Julia Kulkova, Niko Moritz, Esa O.Suokas, Niko Strandberg, Kari A. Leino, Timo T.Laitio, Hannu T. Aro
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)

Biological responses of silver-coated thermosets: an in vitro and in vivo study (2013)
Acta Biomaterialia
Marsich E, Travan A, Donati I, Turco G, Kulkova J, Moritz N, Aro HT, Crosera M, Paoletti S
(
A1 Journal article – refereed)


Last updated on 2019-17-09 at 02:23