Lack of bone stiffness/strength contribution to osteoarthritis--evidence for primary role of cartilage damage.

@article{Rothschild2006LackOB,
  title={Lack of bone stiffness/strength contribution to osteoarthritis--evidence for primary role of cartilage damage.},
  author={Bruce M Rothschild and Robin K Panza},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={
          246-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVES This study was performed to assess osseous contributions to osteoarthritis, obviating the analysis challenges presented by confounding factors in humans and rarity of osteoarthritis in free-ranging mammals. METHODS Frequency of osteoarthritis in 21 bird species was examined and contrasted with measures of afflicted element bone stiffness and strength and compression/tension-resistant characteristics. RESULTS Osteoarthritis was present in the ankle of 0-16% of bird species… CONTINUE READING