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By Seisuke Tanaka,Chiaki Hamanishi

simple examine on osteoarthritis has been performed as a rule from the his­ tological and biochemical elements of the degenerating chondrocytes, collagen fibers, and matrix proteoglycans. Undue mechanical rigidity has been proven to be the relevant think about the initiation of osteoarthritis. even though the precise strategy through which mechanical pressure ends up in the complete destruction of cartilage tissue continues to be uncertain, numerous new study equipment have enabled us to realize a deeper realizing of the method of degeneration. In October 1997, we geared up a world symposium titled "Ad­ vances in Osteoarthritis" in Kobe, with the most issues being up-to-date re­ seek, analysis, and therapy of osteoarthritis. The court cases of the symposium are provided right here in 5 sections: (1) Mechanical tension and reactions of chondrocytes, reminiscent of intracellular ion adjustments, adjustments within the cytoskeleton, intracellular messenger platforms, unlock of gasoline mediators, and adjustments in electromechanical houses of cartilage; (2) practical prognosis of osteoarthritis through MR imaging, and utilizing calpain and collagenase III as new cartilage markers; (3) therapy with a promising basic washout strategy and IL-1RA and MMP antagonists; (4) Cartilage fix via new grafting tech­ niques; and (5) difficulties following overall joint substitute. We truly desire that the complex wisdom supplied during this quantity of lawsuits could be precious to our readers.

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