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Vibration Arthrometry - A Preview

Kernohan, George, BEVERLAND, DE, MCCOY, GF, HAMILTON, A, WATSON, P and MOLLAN, R (1990) Vibration Arthrometry - A Preview. Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica, 61 (1). pp. 70-79. [Journal article]

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Throughout the ages, physicians have listened to sounds and felt vibrations from human joints in their attempts to diagnose pathology. They have used a wide vocabulary to describe these phenomena, but technology has been slow to provide recording and analytic equipment. Lately, accelerometers have been used with considerable success in a new noninvasive method now known as vibration arthrometry (formerly "arthrography"). The technique has been used in early detection of congenital dislocation of the hip and also in diagnosis of meniscal pathology. More recently, patellar vibration has been used to assess the mechanical properties of articular cartilage. Vibration arthrometry has also yielded new information on a possible damage mechanism associated with shock vibration that arises during cavitation of synovial fluid. Joint vibrations are therefore useful aids to diagnosis and may even be etiologic in orthopedic disease.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Nursing
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research
Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Managing Chronic Illness Research Centre
ID Code:1307
Deposited By: Professor George Kernohan
Deposited On:02 Jul 2010 09:13
Last Modified:16 Mar 2015 15:19

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