Knee joint shape, osteophytes and knee pain: What’s the connection?

Fiona R. Saunders, Monika Frysz, A Sarmanova, Raja Ebsim, Claudia Lindner, Jennifer S. Gregory, Nick Harvey, Richard M. Aspden, Timothy Cootes, Jon Tobias

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Knee pain has been shown to be associated with knee deformities such as valgus deformity. Osteophytes are a common feature observed in radiographic osteoarthritis (OA) and are thought to contribute to knee pain. DXA has not been previously utilised in large imaging studies of the knee due to the lower resolution than standard radiographs. In this study we applied statistical shape modelling (SSM) to high resolution knee DXA images from the UK Biobank (UKB) imaging enhancement study. We sought to investigate the relationship between knee pain and knee shape, and whether the presence of osteophytes contributes to this association.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 2021
EventOARSI 2021 World Congress -
Duration: 29 Apr 20211 May 2021


ConferenceOARSI 2021 World Congress


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