Assessing the condition of a joint and devising treatment

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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.

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THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITYPALO ALTO, CA2534

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Lang, Philipp Lexington, US 276 30992
Steines, Daniel Lexington, US 190 25413

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8641716 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 66 2012
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8551102 Joint arthroplasty devices and surgical tools 71 2012
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9320620 Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools 4 2013
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9439767 Patient-adapted and improved articular implants, designs and related guide tools 2 2013
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8965088 Methods for determining meniscal size and shape and for devising treatment 13 2014
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THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE LELAND STANFORD JUNIOR UNIVERSITY (6)
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8617175 Unicompartmental customized arthroplasty cutting jigs and methods of making the same 100 2009
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8968320 System and method for manufacturing arthroplasty jigs 15 2012
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9649170 Arthroplasty system and related methods 0 2013
 
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