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[Biorheological contribution to the problem of rheumatic joint diseases].

@article{Ribitsch1981BiorheologicalCT,
  title={[Biorheological contribution to the problem of rheumatic joint diseases].},
  author={Volker Ribitsch and Franz Rainer and Gertraud Ribitsch and Joseph Schurz and G. Klein},
  journal={Zeitschrift fur Rheumatologie},
  year={1981},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={
          199-204
        }
}
The rheological properties of synovial fluids from patients with different rheumatic diseases are discussed. Viscosities of 73 samples were determined and are compared to a standard of "healthy" human synovial fluid p. m. and to bovine synovia. Typical differences between "healthy", degenerative and inflammatory synovial fluids could be discerned. These differences can be characterized with several rheological parameters. The mechanism of lubrication in joints and the role of synovial fluid as… 
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