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Methods are disclosed for assessing the condition of a cartilage in a joint and assessing cartilage loss, particularly in a human knee. The methods include converting an image such as an MRI to a three dimensional map of the cartilage. The cartilage map can be correlated to a movement pattern of the joint to assess the affect of movement on cartilage wear. Changes in the thickness of cartilage over time can be determined so that therapies can be provided. The amount of cartilage tissue that has been lost, for example as a result of arthritis, can be estimated.

Title
Assessing the condition of a joint and assessing cartilage loss
Application Number
9/953373
Publication Number
7184814 (B2)
Application Date
September 14, 2001
Publication Date
February 27, 2007
Inventor
Daniel Steines
Palo Alto
CA, US
Philipp Lang
Lexington
MA, US
Agent
Bromberg & Sunstein
Assignee
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
CA, US
IPC
A61B 5/05
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