Physical and mechanical properties of joints (the pathomechanics of articular cartilage degeneration)

J Foot Surg. Jan-Feb 1986;25(1):3-13.

Abstract

A review of the literature was performed to determine current theories regarding the physiology of human articular cartilage. The process of chondrodegeneration in rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis was then discussed. Clinical pedal pathology was used to emphasize important but abstract concepts.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / pathology
  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Cartilage Diseases / pathology
  • Cartilage, Articular / anatomy & histology
  • Cartilage, Articular / pathology
  • Cartilage, Articular / physiology*
  • Cartilage, Articular / ultrastructure
  • Compliance
  • Humans
  • Lubrication
  • Osteoarthritis / pathology
  • Synovial Fluid / physiology
  • Synovial Membrane / physiology