Stress Analysis of the Radiocarpal Joint from a Determination of the Subchondral Mineralisation Pattern

  • Magdalena Müller-Gerbl
  • Nicholas Löwer
  • Klaus Wilhelm
  • Rolf Kenn
  • Reinhard Putz
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 256)

Abstract

It is well known that there is a regularity of distribution of the subchondral bone density in the larger joints. This has been shown by Knief1 and Konermann,5 using x-ray densitometry. Some years ago, Pauwels12 convincingly demonstrated that the distribution of the subchondral bone density reflects the localisation of the long-term stresses acting upon the articular surface of a joint. For a very long time no diagnostic method has been available by which the long-term stress to which joints are subjected can be accurately assessed in vivo. The conventional AP x-rays are summation pictures which can give no precise information about the actual area of distribution.

Keywords

Distal Radius Articular Surface Distal Radius Fracture Wrist Joint Density Pattern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magdalena Müller-Gerbl
    • 1
  • Nicholas Löwer
    • 1
  • Klaus Wilhelm
    • 2
  • Rolf Kenn
    • 3
  • Reinhard Putz
    • 1
  1. 1.Anatomische AnstaltLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMünchen 2Germany
  2. 2.Department of Hand SurgeryLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMünchen 2Germany
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyLudwig-Maximilians-Universität MünchenMünchen 2Germany

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