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 publicationTechnology and Health Care
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of The Biological Engineering Society 25th Anniversary Conference
EditorsG.H. Byford
Place of PublicationLondon
Publication statusPublished - 1985


  • Orthopaedics
  • sports medicine
  • Patellar reflex


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