You're viewing this item in the new Europeana website. View this item in the original Europeana.

Fluorescent advanced glycation end products in the detection of factual stages of cartilage degeneration

Patients treated for knee disorders were included in this study. They were examined clinically (Lequesne and Tegner scores) and by standard X-ray investigation. Patients underwent a surgical procedure, either arthroscopy or knee replacement. At the initial phase of surgery, a sample of cartilage was taken for laboratory examination. Progression of the disorder and the clinical examination was corr…