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Sports injury, occupational physical activity, joint laxity, and meniscal damage.

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk factors for meniscal damage, an important determinant of knee osteoarthritis. METHODS: We studied 243 men and women aged 20-59 years in whom the diagnosis of a meniscal tear was confirmed for the first time at arthroscopy, over a 25 month period, in 2 British hospitals. Each case was compared with one or 2 community controls, matched by age and sex, who were registered with the same general practitioner. Information on exposure to risk factors was obtained ...

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Journal:
The Journal of rheumatology
Volume:
29
Issue:
3
Pages:
557-563
Publication date:
2002-03-05
ISSN:
0315-162X
URN:
uuid:ea62d543-e71b-4314-a424-931a852bebe1
Source identifiers:
125637
Local pid:
pubs:125637

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