Association between radiographic joint space narrowing, function, pain and muscle power in severe osteoarthritis of the knee.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between radiographic classification of severe knee osteoarthritis and measurements of function, pain and power. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SETTING: Specialist orthopaedic hospital. SUBJECTS: One hundred and twenty-three patients on the waiting list for elective knee arthroplasty. OUTCOME MEASURES: Weight-bearing antero-posterior radiographs scored for severity of osteoarthritis using the Kellgren and Lawrence scale. Function measured using the functi...Expand abstract
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