Original scientific paper
Ankylosis of knee joint in human skeletal remains from Istria, case report from St. Teodor (15th-18th centuries)
; University Hospital Center “Zagreb”, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Magdalena Linić ; University of Bradford
Igor Erjavec ; University of Zagreb, School of Medicine, Center for Reproductive and Regenerative Medicine, Laboratory for Mineralized Tissue
Željana Bašić ; University of Split, University Department of Forensic Sciences
Siniša Pamić ; Croatian Conservation Institute
Tihomir Percan ; Croatian Conservation Institute
Ivana Kuhtić ; University Hospital Center “Zagreb”, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Nataša Šarkić ; Aita Bioarchaeology
Objective: To present a case of knee joint ankylosis in human skeletal remains found in Istria, Croatia.
Materials and methods: A fused knee joint was found at archeological site St Teodor. We analyzed the knee changes using macroscopic observation, using digital radiography and computed tomography.
Results: Macroscopic analysis and both digital radiography and computed tomography imaging show knee ankylosis with cortical thickening.
Conclusion: Knee ankylosis with cortical thickening suggests that the person still used the leg despite the disability.
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