Investigation of calcium crystals in OA knees

  title={Investigation of calcium crystals in OA knees},
  author={Martin Fuerst and Lydia Lammers and Fred Sch{\"a}fer and Oliver Niggemeyer and Joern Steinhagen and Christoph H. Lohmann and Wolfgang R{\"u}ther},
  journal={Rheumatology International},
For studies on matrix mineralization in osteoarthritis (OA), a clear analytical approach is necessary to identify and to quantify mineralization in the articular cartilage. The aim of this study is to develop an effective algorithm to quantify and to identify cartilage mineralization in the experimental setting. Four patients with OA of the knee undergoing total knee replacement and four control patients were included. Cartilage calcification was studied by digital contact radiography (DCR… CONTINUE READING
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