07239908 is referenced by 367 patents and cites 52 patents.

Methods are disclosed for assessing the condition of a cartilage in a joint, particularly 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. Information on thickness of cartilage and curvature of cartilage or subchondral bone can be used to plan therapy. Information on movement pattern can be used to plan therapy.

Title
Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment
Application Number
9/662224
Publication Number
7239908 (B1)
Application Date
September 14, 2000
Publication Date
July 3, 2007
Inventor
Daniel Steines
Palo Alto
CA, US
Philipp Lang
Redwood City
CA, US
Thomas P Andriacchi
Los Altos Hills
CA, US
Eugene J Alexander
Palo Alto
CA, 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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