Correlation of plasma and synovial fluid adiponectin with knee osteoarthritis severity.

@article{Honsawek2010CorrelationOP,
  title={Correlation of plasma and synovial fluid adiponectin with knee osteoarthritis severity.},
  author={Sittisak Honsawek and Maneerat Chayanupatkul},
  journal={Archives of medical research},
  year={2010},
  volume={41 8},
  pages={593-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative joint disorder of the synovial joint characterized by loss of articular cartilage, osteophyte formation, and alterations of subchondral bone. The purposes of this study were to measure adiponectin concentrations in plasma and synovial fluid of patients with knee OA and to analyze the correlation of adiponectin levels with disease severity. METHODS Seventy six OA patients (mean age 69.8 ± 1.1 years) and 24 healthy controls (mean… CONTINUE READING