Proteoglycan fragments in rabbit joint fluid correlated to arthrosis stage

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Abstract

Proteoglycan fragment concentrations in joint fluid of rabbit knees with various degrees of secondary arthrosis after meniscal resection, meniscal substitution, and anterior cruciate ligament transection, were related to the gross appearance of the articular cartilage. Knees with normal cartilage were distinguishable by the concentration of proteoglycan fragments in joint fluid from knees with arthrosis. We found a correlation (r 0.61) between increasing arthrosis and increasing concentrations of proteoglycan fragments.

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  • Linköping University Hospital
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  • Orthopedics
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-316
Number of pages5
JournalActa Orthopaedica
Volume64
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1993
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes