Section V: Knee Degeneration

Xiaojuan Li; Stulberg, S. David
February 2009
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Feb2009 Supplement 1, Vol. 91-A Issue S1, p50
Academic Journal
The article discusses degeneration of the knee as it relates to osteoarthritis in elderly men and women. Radiography is used to diagnose joint-space narrowing which is present in the late stages of degeneration while magnetic resonance imaging can be used to gain a broader spectrum of knowledge on cartilage morphology and biochemistry.


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