Hattori, Koji; Takakura, Yoshinori; Tanaka, Yasuhito; Habata, Takashi; Kumat, Tsukasa; Uematsu, Kota; Sugimoto, Kazuya; Ikeuchi, Ken
December 2006
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Dec2006 Supplement 4, Vol. 88-A, p201
Academic Journal
The article focuses on research on quantitative ultrasound assessing living human cartilage. Articular cartilage forms the bearing surface of synovial joints. This tissue may be damaged by trauma or inflammatory disease processes and may undergo progressive degeneration resulting in osteoarthritis. Scientists developed a new ultrasonic evaluation system in which the acoustic properties of articular cartilage were measured by introducing an ultrasonic probe into the human joint arthroscopy.


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