Radiographic assessment of the knee joint in osteoarthritis

J. Cushnaghan, J. R. Kirwan, P. A. Dieppe, T. McAlindon, F. McCrae

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The development of radiographic systems for the grading of osteoarthritis requires knowledge of the reproducibility of their individual component features. This paper reports the reproducibility, both within and between observers, for five commonly used radiographic features of osteoarthritis in the tibiofemoral and patellofemoral compartments of the knee joint. The results suggest that assessments of joint space narrowing, osteophyte, and bony contour in the tibiofemoral compartments are more reproducible than those of sclerosis and cyst. Patellofemoral assessments, with the exception of osteophyte, are considerably less reproducible between observers than tibiofemoral assessments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-82
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of the Rheumatic Diseases
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992


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