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condromalacia patellae

Osman Tuğrul Eren
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to document the accuracy of joint line tenderness in the diagnosis of meniscal tears. TYPE OF STUDY: Prospective cohort study. METHODS: There were 104 male recruits (age range, 18 to 20 years; mean, 19.2 years) with suspected meniscal lesions who underwent arthroscopy. A thorough history and physical examination was performed on each patient by a physician with 4 years' experience on arthroscopic knee surgery...
October 2003: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
S Björkström, I F Goldie, H Wetterqvist
Degenerative changes in load-bearing joints are often combined with altered intramedullary circulation. This may cause an alteration in intramedullary pressures. It has been said that articular symptoms are connected with a change in intramedullary pressures being high they are suspected to cause pain. In this investigation the intramedullary pressure has been evaluated in chondromalacia and osteoarthrosis of the patella. A comparison has been made with normal patellae. A biopsy needle was drilled into the intramedullary bone of the patella and connected with a registering unit...
1980: Archives of Orthopaedic and Traumatic Surgery. Archiv Für Orthopädische und Unfall-Chirurgie
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