Journal article

Early Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis Features One Year After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Symptoms and Quality of Life at Three Years

Adam G Culvenor, Natalie J Collins, Ali Guermazi, Jill L Cook, Bill Vicenzino, Timothy S Whitehead, Hayden G Morris, Kay M Crossley



OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the presence of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) osteoarthritis (OA) features in the patellofemoral or tibiofemoral joint (i.e., bone marrow lesions, cartilage lesions, and osteophytes) and/or functional impairments, 1 year following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), can predict Knee Injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS) at 3 years. METHODS: A total of 93 participants (56 [60%] men, mean ± SD age 29 ± 9 years) who had undergone MRI examination and functional testing at 1-year post-ACLR, completed the KOOS at 3 years postsurgery. Multivariate regression models evaluated the prognostic capacity of compartment-specific osteochondral OA fe..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the Queensland Orthopaedic Physiotherapy Network and by a University of Melbourne Research Collaboration grant.Dr. Guermazi has received consulting fees from Merck Serono, OrthoTrophix, and TissueGene (less than

0,000 each) and from Genzyme (more than
0,000), and is the president of the Boston Imaging Core Lab.