In vivo measurements of blood flow and bone metabolism in osteoarthritis

@article{Temmerman2012InVM,
  title={In vivo measurements of blood flow and bone metabolism in osteoarthritis},
  author={Olivier P. P. Temmerman and Pieter G. H. M. Raijmakers and Reina W. Kloet and Gerrit J. J. Teule and Ide C. Heyligers and Adriaan A. Lammertsma},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
  year={2012},
  volume={33},
  pages={959-963}
}
With increasing age, there may be a decrease in femoral blood flow. In some patients, this may result in local ischaemia, which subsequently may lead to local degenerative changes. Consequently, bone blood flow may play an important role in the aetiology of osteoarthritis of the hip. Little is known about bone blood flow in the femoral head of patients with advanced hip osteoarthritis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate bone blood flow and metabolism in vivo in patients with… CONTINUE READING