Analysis of physiological patellofemoral crepitus

DE Beverland, W.George Kernohan, RAB Mollan

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The patellofemoral joint is a common source of pathology particularly in adolescents. In these patients often only the cartilage is diseased. Diagnosis therefore, from routine x-rays is not possible. A confirmatory diagnosis requires arthroscopy. This necessitates hospital admission and a minor operation with the risks of an anaesthetic. there is therefore a need for a simple non-invasive outpatient diagnostic test to detect cartilage pathology. We are hoping to develop such a system using vibration arthrography.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 25th Anniversary Conference
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology in Health Care
EditorsGH Byford
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBiological Engineering Society
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0904716279
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - Sept 1985
Event25th Anniversary Conference of Biological Engineering Society: Technology in Health Care - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sept 1985 → …


Conference25th Anniversary Conference of Biological Engineering Society
Abbreviated titleProc 25th Anniv Conf BES
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
Period1/09/85 → …

Bibliographical note

Early results of Kernohan's PhD study with clinical partners at Musgrave Park Hospital


  • Orthopaedics
  • sports medicine
  • Patellar reflex


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