Effect of Repetitive Loading on the Wrist of Young Rabbits

  • Hideo Kawai
  • Tsuyoshi Murase
  • Takashi Masatomi
  • Masakazu Murai
  • Ryoichi Shibuya
  • Yukio Terada
  • Keiro Ono
  • Kozo Shimada
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 256)

Abstract

Weight-bearing joints are subjected to shear stress and axial loading. Clinical conditions under which either of these stresses is abnormally increased may thus induce degenerative changes. Repetitive movement of the wrist is thought to be responsible for wrist disorders such as Kienbock’s disease, triangular fibrocartilage complex damage and osteoarthritis of the wrist. The effect of physical exercise and overuse alone on osteoarticular cartilage damage and growth plate behavior remains to be elucidated. This study was done to clarify how repetitive movement of the wrist of electrically stimulated young rabbits has an effect on the articular cartilage and growth plate.

Keywords

Articular Cartilage Growth Plate Cystic Change Young Rabbit Loaded Side 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hideo Kawai
    • 1
  • Tsuyoshi Murase
    • 1
  • Takashi Masatomi
    • 2
  • Masakazu Murai
    • 2
  • Ryoichi Shibuya
    • 1
  • Yukio Terada
    • 2
  • Keiro Ono
    • 2
  • Kozo Shimada
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryHoshigaoka Koseinenkin HospitalHirakata-shi, Osaka 573Japan
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryOsaka University Medical SchoolFukushima-ku, Osaka 553Japan
  3. 3.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryOsaka Koseinenkin HospitalFukushima-ku, Osaka 553Japan

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