Frictional response of articular cartilage containing crystals
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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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
|Creators||Clift, S. E., Harris, B., Dieppe, P. A. and Hayes, A.|
|Departments||Faculty of Engineering & Design > Mechanical Engineering|
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