Varus and valgus alignment and incident and progressive knee osteoarthritis.

@article{Sharma2010VarusAV,
  title={Varus and valgus alignment and incident and progressive knee osteoarthritis.},
  author={L. Amarnath Sharma and Jing Pu Song and Dorothy Dunlop and David Felson and Cora E. Lewis and Neil A. Segal and James C. Torner and Theodore D V Cooke and Jean Hietpas and John A. Lynch and Michael E Nevitt},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={69 11},
  pages={1940-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Varus and valgus alignment increase medial and lateral tibiofemoral load. Alignment was associated with tibiofemoral osteoarthritis progression in previous studies; an effect on incident osteoarthritis risk is less certain. This study tested whether alignment influences the risk of incident and progressive radiographic tibiofemoral osteoarthritis. METHODS In an observational, longitudinal study of the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study cohort, full-limb x-rays to measure alignment… CONTINUE READING

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