Osteoarthritis of the knee joint: an eight year prospective study.

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Thirty one patients (25 women, six men, mean age 71.7 years) with established osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee were examined clinically and radiologically on two occasions, eight years apart. Four patients thought they had got better, two of whom had striking functional improvement. Seven remained the same and 20 patients got worse, two needing knee surgery… (More)

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