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An experimental method for investigating load distribution in the cadaveric human hip.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7298695     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A method for direct measurement of the local pressures in the acetabular cartilage is described. Pressure transducers were introduced into the subchondral bone and positioned there in contrast with the cartilage: the transducers were calibrated in situ. Twelve cadaveric hips were prepared in this way and the pressures were measured with the joint loaded in flexion, extension, abduction, adduction, and in lateral and medial rotation. The highest pressures were recorded in the anterior and posterior segments of the acetabulum; the lowest pressures were constantly found at the zenith of the joint. The relationship of these findings to the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis is considered.
J Mizrahi; L Solomon; B Kaufman; T O Duggan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume     Volume:  63B     ISSN:  0301-620X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Publication Date:  1981  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-01-28     Completed Date:  1982-01-28     Revised Date:  2010-11-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375355     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  610-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Acetabulum / physiology
Hip Joint / physiology*
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis / etiology
Stress, Mechanical*
Transducers, Pressure

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