The truss structure of cancellous bone. Morphological basis of the function of load transmission of the synovial joint.

The structure of cancellous bone of synovial joints was studied under the scanning electron microscope in 4 young cadavers. It was discovered that in all specimens, the cancellous bone beneath the whole coverage of the articular cartilage had a honeycomb pattern in appearance formed by many arched trabeculae running in different directions, and that the… CONTINUE READING