A mechanism underlying the movement requirement for synovial joint cavitation.

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Many studies have highlighted the importance of movement-induced mechanical stimuli in the development of functional synovial joints. However, such phenomenological results have failed to provide a full explanation of the mechanism essential for the morphogenesis of fluid-filled joint cavities. We have previously demonstrated that the large… (More)

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@article{Dowthwaite2003AMU, title={A mechanism underlying the movement requirement for synovial joint cavitation.}, author={Gary P. Dowthwaite and Carl R. Flannery and Joanne K Flannelly and Jo C Lewthwaite and Cynthia Archer and Andrew A. Pitsillides}, journal={Matrix biology : journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology}, year={2003}, volume={22 4}, pages={311-22} }