A Note on Weeping Lubrication
Professors Dowson and Wright say that joints enjoy ‘either the boosted or weeping mechanisms, or even both’. It would be diplomatic for me to join the professors in their pan-theorism. But boosted and weeping lubrication are based on diametrically opposed deductions about the flow of liquid through the rubbing surfaces of the cartilages. They cannot coexist. If joint lubrication is worth studying at all, if learning about it is to benefit future sufferers from arthritis, the Leeds group and I should clearly delineate our differences rather than paper them over.
KeywordsHyaluronic Acid Synovial Fluid Cartilage Surface Squeeze Film High Spot
- Longfield, M.D., Dowson, D., Walker, P.S., and Wright, V. 1969: Bio. Med. Eng. 4: 512.Google Scholar