Marked eburnation among prehispanic individuals from La Gomera (Canary Islands)

  1. María Castañeyra Ruiz 1
  2. Aioze Trujillo Mederos 1
  3. Matilde Mercedes Arnay de la Rosa 1
  4. Carlos Emilio González Reimers 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Laguna

    Universidad de La Laguna

    San Cristobal de La Laguna, España


Majorensis: Revista Electrónica de Ciencia y Tecnología

ISSN: 1697-5529

Year of publication: 2014

Issue: 10

Pages: 22-25

Type: Article


Eburnation of the articular surfaces is an advanced feature of osteoarthritis. We here report some striking cases of such a condition in the proximal epiphysis of tibiae of prehispanic inhabitants of La Gomera, in the Canary Archipelago