Association of cartilage defects with loss of knee cartilage in healthy, middle-age adults: a prospective study.

@article{Cicuttini2005AssociationOC,
  title={Association of cartilage defects with loss of knee cartilage in healthy, middle-age adults: a prospective study.},
  author={Flavia Cicuttini and Changhai Ding and Anita E Wluka and Susan Ruth Davis and Peter R. Ebeling and Graeme Jones},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2005},
  volume={52 7},
  pages={2033-9}
}
OBJECTIVE The significance of asymptomatic knee cartilage defects in healthy individuals is not known. The aim of this study was to examine the association between cartilage defects in the knee and cartilage volume both cross-sectionally and longitudinally in healthy, middle-age adults. METHODS Eighty-six healthy men and women (mean +/- SD age 53.8 +/- 8.8 years) underwent T1-weighted fat-suppressed magnetic resonance imaging of their dominant knees at baseline and at the 2-year followup… CONTINUE READING