Epidemiology of osteoarthritis of the knee in a rural Japanese population

@inproceedings{Shiozaki1999EpidemiologyOO,
  title={Epidemiology of osteoarthritis of the knee in a rural Japanese population},
  author={Hiroyuki Shiozaki and Yoshio Koga and Go Omori and Gen Yamamoto and Hideaki Takahashi},
  year={1999}
}
Abstract To investigate the prevalence and risk factors of idiopathic osteoarthritis of the knee in a rural Japanese population, we studied 1547 subjects between the ages of 54 and 79 years who participated in the third Matsudai Knee Osteoarthritis Survey. Data were collected by questionnaire, physical examination, and anteroposterior standing radiographs of both knees. Eighty-four individuals with possible secondary osteoarthritis were excluded from the study. Radiographs were graded from 0 to… CONTINUE READING

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