Knee alignment differences between Chinese and Caucasian subjects without osteoarthritis.

  title={Knee alignment differences between Chinese and Caucasian subjects without osteoarthritis.},
  author={William F. Harvey and Jingbo Niu and Yu Qing Zhang and Paula McCree and David T. Felson and Michael C. Nevitt and Ling Xu and Piran Aliabadi and David J. Hunter},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  volume={67 11},
OBJECTIVE Despite the lower prevalence of obesity (a known risk factor for osteoarthritis (OA)), the prevalence of lateral tibiofemoral OA is higher in Chinese communities compared with Caucasian communities. One potential explanation is the difference in knee alignment between the two populations. We measured various knee alignment indices among Chinese and Caucasians and assessed whether these indices were different between the two racial groups. METHODS We selected participants from the… CONTINUE READING

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