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By Seisuke Tanaka,Chiaki Hamanishi

uncomplicated study on osteoarthritis has been conducted customarily from the his­ tological and biochemical facets of the degenerating chondrocytes, collagen fibers, and matrix proteoglycans. Undue mechanical tension has been proven to be the primary think about the initiation of osteoarthritis. even supposing the precise procedure in which mechanical pressure ends up in the full destruction of cartilage tissue is still doubtful, a number of new learn equipment have enabled us to achieve 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 subject matters being up-to-date re­ seek, analysis, and therapy of osteoarthritis. The court cases of the symposium are awarded the following in 5 sections: (1) Mechanical tension and reactions of chondrocytes, equivalent to intracellular ion adjustments, adjustments within the cytoskeleton, intracellular messenger platforms, unlock of fuel mediators, and alterations in electromechanical homes of cartilage; (2) sensible analysis of osteoarthritis by way of MR imaging, and utilizing calpain and collagenase III as new cartilage markers; (3) remedy with a promising easy washout process and IL-1RA and MMP antagonists; (4) Cartilage fix by way of new grafting tech­ niques; and (5) difficulties following overall joint substitute. We in actual fact desire that the complex wisdom supplied during this quantity of court cases should be precious to our readers.

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