The Content of Structural and Trace Elements in the Knee Joint Tissues
AbstractMany elements are responsible for the balance in bone tissue, including those which constitute a substantial proportion of bone mass, i.e., calcium, phosphorus and magnesium, as well as minor elements such as strontium. In addition, toxic elements acquired via occupational and environmental exposure, e.g., Pb, are included in the basic bone tissue composition. The study objective was to determine the content of strontium, lead, calcium, phosphorus, sodium and magnesium in chosen components of the knee joint, i.e., tibia, femur and meniscus. The levels of Sr, Pb, Ca, P, Na and Mg were the highest in the tibia in both men and women, whereas the lowest in the meniscus. It should be noted that the levels of these elements were by far higher in the tibia and femur as compared to the meniscus. In the components of the knee joint, the level of strontium showed the greatest variation. Significant statistical differences were found between men and women only in the content of lead. View Full-Text
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Roczniak, W.; Brodziak-Dopierała, B.; Cipora, E.; Mitko, K.; Jakóbik-Kolon, A.; Konieczny, M.; Babuśka-Roczniak, M. The Content of Structural and Trace Elements in the Knee Joint Tissues. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14, 1441.
Roczniak W, Brodziak-Dopierała B, Cipora E, Mitko K, Jakóbik-Kolon A, Konieczny M, Babuśka-Roczniak M. The Content of Structural and Trace Elements in the Knee Joint Tissues. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2017; 14(12):1441.Chicago/Turabian Style
Roczniak, Wojciech; Brodziak-Dopierała, Barbara; Cipora, Elżbieta; Mitko, Krzysztof; Jakóbik-Kolon, Agata; Konieczny, Magdalena; Babuśka-Roczniak, Magdalena. 2017. "The Content of Structural and Trace Elements in the Knee Joint Tissues." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 14, no. 12: 1441.
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