Reliability of new indices of radiographic osteoarthritis of the hand and hip and lumbar disc degeneration.

@article{Lane1993ReliabilityON,
  title={Reliability of new indices of radiographic osteoarthritis of the hand and hip and lumbar disc degeneration.},
  author={Nancy E. Lane and Michael C. Nevitt and Harry K. Genant and Marc C. Hochberg},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={1993},
  volume={20 11},
  pages={1911-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To develop a method for assessing the presence and severity of radiographic features of osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip and hand, and thoracic and lumbar disc degeneration. METHODS An atlas illustrating scoring of individual radiographic features and summary grades for individual joints was developed. Three readers evaluated 31 pelvic films, 27 hand films, and 25 lateral lumbar and thoracic spine films selected from a community based sample of healthy elderly women. Interrater… CONTINUE READING

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