Baseline meniscal extrusion associated with incident knee osteoarthritis after 30 months in overweight and obese women.

@article{Voet2017BaselineME,
  title={Baseline meniscal extrusion associated with incident knee osteoarthritis after 30 months in overweight and obese women.},
  author={J A van der Voet and Jos Runhaar and P van der Plas and Damnis Vroegindeweij and Edwin H. G. Oei and Sita M. A. Bierma-Zeinstra},
  journal={Osteoarthritis and cartilage},
  year={2017},
  volume={25 8},
  pages={
          1299-1303
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the association between baseline meniscal extrusion and the incidence of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) after 30 months in a high-risk population of overweight and obese women, free of clinical and radiological KOA at baseline. METHODS 407 middle-aged overweight women (body mass index - BMI ≥ 27 kg/m2) were evaluated at baseline and after 30 months of follow-up. Meniscal extrusion was defined as grade ≥2 on MRI according to MRI Osteoarthritis Knee Score (MOAKS). The… CONTINUE READING
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