Association between index-to-ring finger length ratio and risk of severe knee and hip osteoarthritis requiring total joint replacement
Sultana Monira Hussain, Yuanyuan Wang, David C Muller, Anita Wluka, Graham G Giles, John T Manning, Stephen Graves, Flavia M Cicuttini
RHEUMATOLOGY | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2014
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The MCCS was made possible by the contributions of many people, including the original investigators and the diligent team who recruited the participants and who continue working on follow-up. We would like to express our gratitude to the many Melbourne residents who continue to participate in the study. We would like to acknowledge the work of Juliet Anderson, Lily Laskaris and Judith Heads, who measured the vast majority of the digits. For the data linkage, we would especially like to thank registry coordinator Ann Tomkins and statistician Lisa Miller from the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry and Georgina Marr from Cancer Council Victoria. Recruitment for the MCCS was funded by VicHealth and Cancer Council Victoria. This study was funded by a program grant from the National Health Medical Research Council (NHMRC; 209057), a capacity building grant (251533) and an enabling grant (396414), and was further supported by infrastructure provided by Cancer Council Victoria.