The lubrication of animal joints in relation to surgical reconstruction by arthroplasty.

@article{Charnley1960TheLO,
  title={The lubrication of animal joints in relation to surgical reconstruction by arthroplasty.},
  author={John Charnley},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={1960},
  volume={19},
  pages={10-9}
}
The accepted theory of joint lubrication is that of MacConaill (1932), who assembled arguments to show that it was an example of hydrodynamic or full-film lubrication. The principal argument in applying the hydrodynamic theory to animal joints was the anatomical fact that in joints the curvatures of articulating surfaces are not completely congruous throughout their whole arc of movement. It was observed by Walmsley (1917, 1928) that the surfaces of the knee and hip are exactly congruous only… CONTINUE READING
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