US Patent 6,862,561. Method and apparatus for computer modeling a joint. Inventors: Nadine Defranoux, Todd Dubnicoff, David Klinke, Annette Lewis, Thomas Paterson, Saroja Ramanujan, Lisl Shoda, Karl Petter Soderstrom, Herbert Struemper. Assignee: Entelos.
Protects a mathematical and computer model of a joint. The model includes representation of the biological processes related to the synovial tissue and cartilage. In one embodiment, the model represents a human joint afflicted with rheumatoid arthritis.