A preliminary ferrographic survey of the wear particles in human synovial fluid

Christopher H Evans, D. C. Mears, J. L. McKnight

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The technique of ferrography has been applied to the analysis of wear particles in human synovial fluid aspirates. A number of discrete, identifiable classes of wear particles were found, including particles indicative of cutting wear and rubbing wear. The spectrum of particles varied among different groups of patients, suggesting an eventual diagnostic use for this method.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)912-918
Number of pages7
JournalArthritis and Rheumatism
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Rheumatology

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