Knee effusion volume assessed by magnetic resonance imaging and progression of knee osteoarthritis: data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative.
Yuanyuan Wang, Andrew J Teichtahl, Jean-Pierre Pelletier, François Abram, Anita E Wluka, Sultana Monira Hussain, Johanne Martel-Pelletier, Flavia M Cicuttini
Rheumatology | Published : 2019
Objective: To examine whether baseline knee joint effusion volume and the change in effusion volume over 1 year are associated with cartilage volume loss, progression of radiographic OA (ROA) over 4 years and risk of total knee replacement over 6 years. Methods: This study included 4115 Osteoarthritis Initiative participants with knee joint effusion volume quantified by MRI at baseline. The change in effusion volume over 1 year was assessed. Cartilage volume loss and progression of ROA over 4 years were assessed using MRI and X-ray and total knee replacement over 6 years was assessed. Multiple linear regression and binary logistic regression were used for data analyses. Results: Baseline kne..View full abstract