Epidemiological studies have, so far, identified factors associated with increased risk for incident or progressive OA, such as age, sex, heredity, obesity, and joint injury. There is, however, a paucity of long-term data that provide information on the nature of disease progression on either group or individual levels. Such information is needed for identification of study cohorts and planning of clinical trials. The aim of the study was, thus, to assess the variation in pain and function on group and individual level over 2 years in previously meniscectomized individuals with and without radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA).
Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 2004, Vol 2
Activities of Daily Living; Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Cohort Studies; Disease Progression; Female; Follow-Up Studies; Humans; Knee Injuries; Male; Menisci, Tibial; Middle Aged; Osteoarthritis, Knee; Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care); Pain; Quality of Life; Questionnaires; Sports; Sweden