Analysis of “old” proteins unmasks dynamic gradient of cartilage turnover in human limbs

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Dynamic viscoelastic characterisation of human osteochondral tissue: understanding the effect of the cartilage-bone interface

Sophie E. Mountcastle, Piers Allen, Ben O. L. Mellors, Bernard M. Lawless, Megan E. Cooke, Carolina E. Lavecchia, Natasha L. A. Fell, Daniel M. Espino, Simon W. Jones and Sophie C. Cox. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2019 20:575. 30 November 2019. DOI: 10.1186/s12891-019-2959-4

Facet joint syndrome: from diagnosis to interventional management.

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Human lumbar facet joint capsule strains: I. During physiological motions.


Is There any Correlation Between Pathological Profile of Facet Joints and Clinical Feature in Patients With Thoracolumbar Kyphosis Secondary to Ankylosing Spondylitis?: An Immunohistochemical Investigation.

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Neuronal hyperexcitability in the dorsal horn after painful facet joint injury.

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Physiologic facet capsule stretch can induce pain & upregulate matrix metalloproteinase-3 in the dorsal root ganglia when preceded by a physiological mechanical or nonpainful chemical exposure

Sagar Singh, Sonia Kartha, Ben A. Bulka, Nicholas S. Stiansen, Beth A. Winkelstein. Clinical Biomechanics. February 4, 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2018.01.009

Relationship of facet tropism with degeneration and stability of functional spinal unit.


Relationships between joint motion and facet joint capsule strain during cat and human lumbar spinal motions.


Spinal neuronal plasticity is evident within 1 day after a painful cervical facet joint injury

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The relationship between degree of facet tropism and amount of dynamic disc bulge in lumbar spine of patients symptomatic for low back pain.


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