Title: A review on the mechanical quality of articular cartilage - Implications for the diagnosis of osteoarthritis
Authors: Knecht, Sven ×
Vanwanseele, Benedicte
Stuessi, Edgar #
Issue Date: Dec-2006
Publisher: J. Wright
Series Title: Clinical Biomechanics vol:21 issue:10 pages:999-1012
Abstract: The functional behaviour of articular cartilage in diarthrodial joints is determined by its morphological and biomechanical properties. Whereas morphological changes are mainly detectable in the progressed stages of osteoarthritis, biomechanical properties seem to be more sensitive to early degenerative variations since they are determined by the biochemical composition and structural arrangement of the extracellular matrix. The objective of this paper is to review studies focussing on variations in the mechanical compressive properties during the early pre-osteoarthritic stage. The aim is to quantify the requirements to detect the early cartilage degeneration in pre-osteoarthritis based on the mechanical parameters and to create an updated basis for a better understanding of inherent relationships between characteristic parameters in articular cartilage.
ISSN: 0268-0033
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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