Is collagen fiber damage the cause of early softening in articular cartilage?


OBJECTIVE Because collagen damage and cartilage softening have not yet been determined simultaneously in one study for the very early onset of osteoarthritis (OA), it remains questionable whether they are associated. The aim of the present study is therefore to evaluate whether indeed, initial collagen damage can be found when tissue softening occurs as a… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.joca.2012.09.002


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