• Certain inflammation markers may predict advanced knee OA years before onset

    5 monthes ago - By Healio

    CHICAGO - High effusion-synovitis volume levels and the presence of infrapatellar fat pad signal intensity alteration were predictive of advanced knee osteoarthritis up to 2 years before disease onset, according to data presented at the ACR/ARHP 2018 Annual Meeting.
    Julie Davis, BS, MPH candidate at The George Washington University, defined advanced knee OA as “a unique subset of KOA characterized by sudden onset and progression to advanced-stage disease in 48 months, and often in less than 12.”
    “These individuals experience greater symptoms, including greater
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