India Ink Pinprick Experiments on Surface Organization of Cricoarytenoid Joints Collagen fiber organization in the articular surfaces of the cricoarytenoid joint (CAJ) was studied using a pinpricking technique used in biomechanical research in orthopedics. Four male human formalin preserved specimens (3 months to 20 years) and 6 male freshly autopsied specimens (19 to 30 yrs) were studied. Specimens were dissected ... Research Article
Research Article  |   December 01, 1986
India Ink Pinprick Experiments on Surface Organization of Cricoarytenoid Joints
 
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  • Joel C. Kahane
    Memphis State University, TN
  • Alice R. Kahn
    Memphis State University, TN
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Research Article   |   December 01, 1986
India Ink Pinprick Experiments on Surface Organization of Cricoarytenoid Joints
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1986, Vol. 29, 544-548. doi:10.1044/jshr.2904.544
History: Received August 6, 1985 , Accepted May 22, 1986
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, December 1986, Vol. 29, 544-548. doi:10.1044/jshr.2904.544
History: Received August 6, 1985; Accepted May 22, 1986

Collagen fiber organization in the articular surfaces of the cricoarytenoid joint (CAJ) was studied using a pinpricking technique used in biomechanical research in orthopedics. Four male human formalin preserved specimens (3 months to 20 years) and 6 male freshly autopsied specimens (19 to 30 yrs) were studied. Specimens were dissected using the stereomicroscope. Distinctive patterns of articular cartilage slits reflect the orientation of collagen fibers in the cricoid and arytenoid articular surfaces. The orientation of the collagen fibers reinforces the articular surfaces along the principle path of CAJ motion. No age related differences were found. This suggests that the orientation of collagen fibers in the CAJ articular surfaces is prenatally determined rather than significantly influenced by postnatal mechanical factors.

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