TITLE

Effects of Electrical Physical Stimuli on Articular Cartilage

AUTHOR(S)
Massari, L.; Benazzo, F.; de Mattei, M.; Setti, S.; Fini, M.
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Oct2007 Supplement 3, Vol. 89-A, p152
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
27093566

 

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