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Frictional response of articular cartilage containing crystals


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Clift, S. E., Harris, B., Dieppe, P. A. and Hayes, A., 1989. Frictional response of articular cartilage containing crystals. Biomaterials, 10 (5), pp. 329-334.

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Abstract

Many joint diseases are associated with the deposition of crystals in articular cartilage. Three main types are commonly found: calcium pyrophosphate, calcium hydroxyapatite and monosodium urate. The effects of these articular crystals on the frictional properties and the surface condition of the articular cartilage were studied. A total of 43 cartilage specimens cut from 19 post-mortem knee joints have been tested in purpose-designed apparatus. The results show that a high friction coefficient and a high level of crystal deposition tend to occur with a worsening of the surface quality of the articular cartilage

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsClift, S. E., Harris, B., Dieppe, P. A. and Hayes, A.
DepartmentsFaculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code13811

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