Jeffrey L. Tedder

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Why knee joint injury leads to osteoarthritis

Source: Science Daily

The mechanisms leading to osteoarthritis are not known. Currently, it is not possible for a physician examining a patient to predict future joint condition and possible development of osteoarthritis. In the future, however, this may be possible, as a new study now shows that articular cartilage degenerates specifically around injury areas when the fluid flow velocity becomes excessive.

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