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INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to correlate the level of anabolic and catabolic biomarkers in synovial fluid (SF) from patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), patients with osteoarthritis (OA) and asymptomatic organ donors. METHODS SF was collected from the knees of 45 OA, 22 RA patients and 20 asymptomatic organ donors. Eight biomarkers were(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the effect of anti-apoptotic agents on cartilage degradation after a single impact to ankle cartilage. DESIGN Ten human normal tali were impacted with the impulse of 1 Ns generating peak forces in the range of 600 N using a 4 mm diameter indenter. Eight millimeter cartilage plugs containing the 4 mm diameter impacted core and a 4(More)
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