A critical appraisal of quantitative arthroscopy as an outcome measure in osteoarthritis of the knee.

@article{Oakley2003ACA,
  title={A critical appraisal of quantitative arthroscopy as an outcome measure in osteoarthritis of the knee.},
  author={Stephen Oakley and Marissa Nichole Lassere},
  journal={Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2003},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={
          83-105
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES To review the performance of arthroscopic assessment of articular cartilage damage in osteoarthritis. METHODS The literature was reviewed for publications containing data regarding validity and reliability of arthroscopic systems of cartilage evaluation in knee osteoarthritis. RESULTS Fifty-two distinct measurement systems were identified in 60 publications. There were 30 simple severity-scoring systems, 3 global visual analogue scale systems, and 19 composite… CONTINUE READING

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