Thermal Patterns of Osteoarthritic Knees and Hands

  • P. A. Dieppe
  • E. F. J. Ring
  • B. Cadge

Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease characterized by destruction of articular cartilage and increased activity of the underlying bone. There is an associated inflammatory component in most cases. Increased vascularity is a feature of both the subchondral bone and the synovium.1

Keywords

Arthritis Osteoarthritis Synovitis 

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References

  1. 1.
    The Aetiopathogenesis of Osteoarthritis,“ G. Nuki ed., Pitman Medical Publishing Co. Ltd., England (1980).Google Scholar
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    P. A. Dieppe, B. Sathapatayavongs, H. E. Jones, P. A. Bacon, E. F. J. Ring, Intra-articular steroids in osteoarthritis, Rheum. and Rehab. 19: 212–217 (1980).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Dieppe
    • 1
    • 2
  • E. F. J. Ring
    • 1
    • 2
  • B. Cadge
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic DiseasesBathUK
  2. 2.Bristol Royal InfirmaryBristolUK

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