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Anterior Cruicate Ligament

Kenneth D Brandt, Gerald N Smith, Stephen L Myers
We previously reported that intraarticular injections of hyaluronan (HA), administered prophylactically to dogs in whom knee osteoarthritis had been induced by transection of the anterior cruicate ligament, did not significantly modify the intraarticular pathology but decreased the proteogylcan concentration of the articular cartilage by as much as 30%. Because the cartilage proteoglycan concentration is directly related to the stiffness of the tissue, these results raised the possibility that intraarticular HA therapy could exacerbate OA...
2004: Biorheology
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