Relationship between arthroscopic evidence of cartilage damage and radiographic evidence of joint space narrowing in early osteoarthritis of the knee.

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We examined the relationship between articular cartilage degeneration, as visualized arthroscopically, and joint space narrowing (JSN) in standing anteroposterior knee radiographs of 161 patients with chronic knee pain. The majority of these patients had radiographic findings of mild osteoarthritis. Twenty-five (33%) of the 76 patients in the series whose… (More)

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@article{Fife1991RelationshipBA, title={Relationship between arthroscopic evidence of cartilage damage and radiographic evidence of joint space narrowing in early osteoarthritis of the knee.}, author={Rose S. Fife and Kenneth D. Brandt and Ethan M. Braunstein and Barry Katz and K. Donald Shelbourne and L. A. Kalasinski and Susanna Ryan}, journal={Arthritis and rheumatism}, year={1991}, volume={34 4}, pages={377-82} }