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A bio-tribological analysis of paratenonitis

Landham, Priyan Rajakone, Nokes, Leonard Derek Martin, Byrne, Carlton Barrie Baylis, Dowson, Duncan, Dent, Colin Michael and Theobald, Peter 2008. A bio-tribological analysis of paratenonitis. Presented at: STLE/ASME 2008 International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2008), Miami, FL, USA, 20-22 October 2008. Proceedings of the STLE/ASME 2008 International Joint Tribology Conference (IJTC2008), October 20–22, 2008 , Miami, Florida, USA. ASME Conference Proceedings New York, NY: ASME, pp. 131-133. 10.1115/IJTC2008-71158

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Abstract

The paratenon is a soft tissue structure that surrounds some tendons, acting to reduce friction during sliding on muscular contraction. Such sliding can, however, cause inflammation of the tissue, leading to paratenonitis. It has previously been reported that paratenonitis incidence was greater in colder temperatures, possibly due to an increase in synovial fluid viscosity and thus friction. This study examined the friction and lubrication between two surfaces approximating the in vivo conjunction, at two different temperatures. The results suggest that an increase in temperature serves to increase friction, in contrast to the previous hypothesis. These results imply that physical activities encourage paratenonitis.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Engineering
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Publisher: ASME
ISBN: 0791843369
Last Modified: 05 Nov 2017 00:04
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/14331

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