Journal article

Vastus medialis cross-sectional area is positively associated with patella cartilage and bone volumes in a pain-free community-based population

Patricia A Berry, Andrew J Teichtahl, Ana Galevska-Dimitrovska, Fahad S Hanna, Anita Wluka, Yuanyuan Wang, Donna M Urquhart, Dallas R English, Graham G Giles, Flavia M Cicuttini



INTRODUCTION: Although vastus medialis and lateralis are important determinants of patellofemoral joint function, their relationship with patellofemoral joint structure is unknown. The aim of this study was to examine potential determinants of vastus medialis and lateralis cross-sectional areas and the relationship between the cross-sectional area and patella cartilage and bone volumes. METHODS: Two hundred ninety-seven healthy adult subjects had magnetic resonance imaging of their dominant knee. Vastus medialis and lateralis cross-sectional areas were measured 37.5 mm superior to the quadriceps tendon insertion at the proximal pole of the patella. Patella cartilage and bone volumes were mea..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Awarded by NHMRC

Funding Acknowledgements

The Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study recruitment was funded by VicHealth and The Cancer Council of Victoria. This study was funded by a program grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (209057) and was further supported by infrastructure provided by The Cancer Council of Victoria. We would like to acknowledge the NHMRC (project grant 334150) and the Colonial Foundation. AEW, YW, and DMU are the recipients of NHMRC Public Health Fellowships (317840, 465142, and 284402, respectively). PAB is the recipient of an Australian Post-graduate Award PhD Scholarship. We would especially like to thank the study participants, who made this study possible.