[Plasminogen activator activity of the synovial fluid as an indicator of activation phenomena in degenerative joint diseases].


Activity of plasminogen activator in synovial fluids of patients with osteoarthritis was determined by a radial diffusion assay. Synovial fluid from human knee joints was obtained by joint lavage with 35 ml physiological saline containing 0.5% hydroxyethyl starch. Synovial fluids from contralateral, healthy knee joints served as controls. The activity of… (More)