Development of a diagnostic rule for identifying radiographic osteoarthritis in people with first metatarsophalangeal joint pain

@inproceedings{Zammit2011DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a diagnostic rule for identifying radiographic osteoarthritis in people with first metatarsophalangeal joint pain},
  author={Gerard V Zammit and Shannon E Munteanu and Hylton B. Menz},
  booktitle={Osteoarthritis and cartilage},
  year={2011}
}
OBJECTIVE To develop a diagnostic rule for the identification of radiographic osteoarthritis (OA) of the first metatarsophalangeal joint (MTPJ) in people with first MTPJ pain. DESIGN Symptoms and clinical observations were documented in 181 people with first MTPJ pain, and the presence of OA was confirmed using plain film radiography. Diagnostic test statistics were calculated to assess the ability of symptoms and clinical observations to identify radiographic OA. Multivariate logistic… CONTINUE READING
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