Posttraumatic arthritis is a commonly encountered clinical problem, but the pathoetiology of its development is not yet clarified. Many contributing mechanical biologic factors interplay with the traumatic event that necessarily precedes the posttraumatic syndrome. New biologic concepts involving the ability of the cartilage to repair and how such healing can be promoted are being realized in new modalities of treatment. The traumatic event as such and the resulting pathomechanical consequences require new ways of evaluation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine