Presence of pannus-like tissue on osteoarthritic cartilage and its histological character.

@article{Shibakawa2003PresenceOP,
  title={Presence of pannus-like tissue on osteoarthritic cartilage and its histological character.},
  author={Atsuyuki Shibakawa and Haruhito Aoki and Kayo Masuko-hongo and Tomohiro Kato and Midori Tanaka and Kusuki Nishioka and Hiroshi Nakamura},
  journal={Osteoarthritis and cartilage},
  year={2003},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={133-40}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate and characterize pannus-like tissue which is often present on osteoarthritic articular cartilage. DESIGN Cartilage specimens from 15 knee and five hip joints of patients with osteoarthritis (OA) undergoing arthroplasty were stained for HE and Safranin-O. They were also immunostained by antitype I collagen, type II collagen, CD68, IL-1beta and MMP3 antibodies. RESULTS Ninety percent of joints have pannus-like tissue on the articular surface, preferentially in a… CONTINUE READING
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