Indices of severity in osteoarthritis for weight bearing joints.

  title={Indices of severity in osteoarthritis for weight bearing joints.},
  author={Michel G Lequesne and Maxime Samson},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology. Supplement},
Indices of severity for hip and knee diseases may be applied to any disabling disease of these joints, but were especially designed and validated for osteoarthritis (OA). With experience, a score could be obtained in 3-4 minutes and the reproducibility was satisfactory. Their discriminant power in a double blind crossover trial of a given nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug versus placebo was, among other assessment tests, in the first rank concerning the hip OA index, in the 4th rank concerning… CONTINUE READING