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The death of articular chondrocytes after intra-articular fracture in humans.

Authors
  • Murray, Martha Meaney
  • Zurakowski, David
  • Vrahas, Mark S
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Publisher
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2004
Volume
56
Issue
1
Pages
128–131
Identifiers
PMID: 14749579
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Although rates of apoptosis in osteoarthritis have been reported to average 15%, the rate in this fracture population was more than twice this value (35%). The high rate of cell death noted here may help explain the occurrence of posttraumatic arthritis even in anatomically fixed intra-articular fractures.

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