Accelerated knee osteoarthritis is associated with pre-radiographic degeneration of the extensor mechanism and cruciate ligaments: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative

Julie E. Davies, Matthew Harkey, Robert Ward, James Mackay, Bing Lu, Lori Lyn Price, Charles Eaton, Grace H. Lo, Mary F. Barbe, Timothy E. McAlindon, Jeffrey Driban

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BACKGROUND:To determine if adults with incident accelerated knee osteoarthritis (KOA) are more likely to have degenerative knee ligaments or tendons compared to individuals with typical or no KOA. METHODS:We identified 3 sex-matched groups among Osteoarthritis Initiative participants who had a knee without radiographic KOA at baseline (Kellgren-Lawrence [KL] 
Original languageEnglish
Article number308
JournalBMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2019

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