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Radiographic assessment of hip and knee osteoarthritis. Recommendations: recommended guidelines.

Research paper by E E Vignon, T T Conrozier, M M Piperno, S S Richard, Y Y Carrillon, O O Fantino

Indexed on: 27 Jul '99Published on: 27 Jul '99Published in: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage



Abstract

Pathological lesions of osteoarthritis, demonstrated by conventional radiography, can be assessed by scoring systems and/or measurement with a quite acceptable reproducibility. Scores are recommended for a rough staging of osteoarthritis and of bone changes. Measurement is recommended for assessment of joint space narrowing progression. A good assessment of progression implicates a perfect reproducibility of the radiographic image of the joint. Accuracy of standard radiograph is improved by some views such as the hip profile and the schuss view.