Idiopathic symptomatic osteoarthritis of the hip and knee: a population-based incidence study.

@article{Wilson1990IdiopathicSO,
  title={Idiopathic symptomatic osteoarthritis of the hip and knee: a population-based incidence study.},
  author={M M G Wilson and Clement John Michet and Duane M. Ilstrup and Lee Joseph Melton},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  year={1990},
  volume={65 9},
  pages={1214-21}
}
We identified all residents of Rochester, Minnesota, who sought medical assistance for the first time in 1985 because of symptomatic osteoarthritis of the hip or knee that was unrelated to a specific disease. Of these residents, 98 (59 women and 39 men) had 122 symptomatic joints (95 knees and 27 hips), for age- and sex-adjusted incidence rates of 205 new patients and 255 newly affected joints per 100,000 person-years. The incidence of osteoarthritis of the hip was greater in women than in men… CONTINUE READING

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