Clinical Features and Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis

  • Daichi Hayashi
  • Frank W. Roemer
  • Ali Guermazi


Clinical criteria will continue to play an important role in the diagnosis of osteoarthritis until a diagnostic method that integrates clinical findings with aetiological, biochemical and histological abnormalities is developed [1]. One of the most enduring clinical criteria for osteoarthritis of the knee is the classification system developed for the American Rheumatism Association in 1986 [1]. The aim was to standardise and clarify the clinical definition of idiopathic osteoarthritis, using commonly available diagnostic techniques.


Knee Osteoarthritis Joint Space Narrowing Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Calcium Pyrophosphate Hand Osteoarthritis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daichi Hayashi
    • 1
  • Frank W. Roemer
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ali Guermazi
    • 1
  1. 1.Quantitative Imaging CenterBoston University School of MedicineMassachusettsUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Erlangen-NurembergErlangenGermany

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