PREVALENCE OF RADIOGRAPHIC OSTEOARTHRITIS – IT ALL DEPENDS ON YOUR POINT OF VIEW
Duncan, R. C., Hay, E. M., Saklatvala, J., and Croft, P. R. (2006). Rheumatology, 45(6): 757–760. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/kei270.
MULTIPLE RADIOGRAPHIC VIEWS NECESSARY
3 radiographic views identified complete compartmental distributions in 98.7% of cases.
OA PREVALENT AMONG KNEE PAIN SUFFERERS
of adults with knee pain had radiographic osteoarthritis.
PF OA PREVALENT AMONG OA PATIENTS
of adults with radiographic OA had patellofemoral (PF) involvement.
A population-based study obtained different combinations of three radiographic views from 819 adults over age 50 with knee pain. The study demonstrated that the identification of radiographic osteoarthritis (OA) in patients depends on the number and type of radiographic views used. Additionally, compartmental distribution of OA is also influenced by the type and number of radiographic views obtained.
RELEVANCE TO LEVITATION
The compartmental distribution of OA within the study population suggests that multicompartmental and PF are the most common types of OA within the general population. The relatively low prevalence of isolated TF is relevant to the prescription of knee braces, since the majority of knee braces for OA only effectively treat unicompartmental TF. Levitation, on the other hand, may be able to treat the remaining patients with multicompartmental or PF. Due to its tri-compartment offloading technology, Levitation is capable of addressing knee pain originating from multiple compartments, including the PF compartment1– Budarick, A.R. et al. (2020). J. Biomech. Eng. 142(1)
– McGibbon, C.A. et al. 2020. Front. Bioeng. Biotech. doi:10.3389/fbioe.2020.604860.