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BACKGROUND The Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) was constructed in Sweden. This questionnaire has proved to be valid for several orthopedic interventions of the knee. It has been formally translated and validated in several languages, but not yet in Dutch. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the clinimetric properties of the(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and the incidence and progression of radiological knee as well as of radiological hip osteoarthritis. DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING Population based. PARTICIPANTS 3585 people aged > or =55 years were selected from the Rotterdam Study, on the basis of the availability of radiographs(More)
We present the long-term outcome, at a median of 18 years (12.8 to 23.5) of open posterior bone block stabilisation for recurrent posterior instability of the shoulder in a heterogenous group of 11 patients previously reported on in 2001 at a median follow-up of six years. We found that five (45%) would not have chosen the operation again, and that four(More)
OBJECTIVE Although knee malalignment is assumed to correlate with knee osteoarthritis (OA), it is still unknown whether malalignment precedes the development of OA or whether it is a result of OA. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between malalignment and the development of knee OA as well as progression of knee OA. METHODS A total of(More)
BACKGROUND There is controversial evidence regarding whether foot orthoses or knee braces improve pain and function or correct malalignment in selected patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the medial knee compartment. However, insoles are safe and less costly than knee bracing if they relieve pain or improve function. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We therefore asked(More)
OBJECTIVE To summarise and review articles addressing the quality (validity, reliability, applicability) of seven commonly used definitions of hip osteoarthritis (OA) for epidemiological studies in order to use it primarily as a classification criterion. METHODS Medline and Embase were searched and articles studying the validity, reliability, or(More)
BACKGROUND After total hip arthroplasty (THA), patients today (who tend to be younger and more active than those who previously underwent this surgical procedure) have high expectations regarding functional outcome. Therefore, patients need to be well informed about recovery of physical functioning after THA. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between urinary concentrations of C-telopeptide fragments of type II collagen (CTX-II) and the prevalence and progression of radiographic osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee and hip. METHODS The study population consisted of a sample of 1,235 men and women ages > or =55 years who were enrolled in the Rotterdam Study (a(More)
INTRODUCTION The infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP) is often removed during total knee arthroplasty (TKA). No evidence based guidelines on changes in clinical outcome have yet been described. The aim of this review is to investigate whether regular removal of the IPFP during TKA should be performed. MATERIAL AND METHODS Seven databases were systematically(More)
OBJECTIVES Recently, numerous studies have reported that psychological factors can influence the outcome of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and total hip arthroplasty (THA). However, a systematic overview is missing. The objective of this study was to examine which psychological factors influence the outcome of TKA and THA and to what extent. METHODS Data(More)