[Study of diffusion in cartilage by the "PFG" (pulsed-field gradient NMR) technique].


Since cartilage does not contain any blood vessels, diffusion is the most important transport mechanism for its supply. Although several methods are available for the measurement of diffusion, this study focuses exclusively on NMR methods. Besides the "classic" water diffusion, the diffusion behaviour of ions and polymers in cartilage is also described. In… (More)