Effects of Electrical Physical Stimuli on Articular Cartilage

Massari, L.; Benazzo, F.; de Mattei, M.; Setti, S.; Fini, M.
October 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Oct2007 Supplement 3, Vol. 89-A, p152
Academic Journal
The article reports on the study conducted by the Cartilage Repair and Electrical Stimulation (CRES) about the clinical use of pulsed electromagnetic fields as a chondroprotector in the U.S. It is inferred that articular cartilage is a hypocellular, avascular, alymphatic tissue which provides a low-friction and highly durable wear-resistant surface to both shear and comprassive stress. According to the study, degenerative disease is the main aggrecanase responsible for cartilage degradation.


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