Knee laxity in symptomatic osteoarthritis.

  title={Knee laxity in symptomatic osteoarthritis.},
  author={Michael E Brage and Louis F Draganich and Lawrence A. Pottenger and J Joseph Curran},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Twenty-two patients with primary osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee were studied to determine the effects of OA on laxity of the knee joint. Laxity was measured with a Genucom Knee Analysis System. Ten knees had mild OA (> 50% preservation of joint space). Fifteen knees had moderate OA (some preservation of joint space, but < 50%). Eighteen knees had severe OA (no joint space). A group of 18 knees from 9 healthy (asymptomatic) subjects of ages similar to those of the OA patients were used as… CONTINUE READING

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