Determining the Relationship between Severity of Clinical Symptoms and Severity of Radiographic Findings in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

Authors

  • Maysa Ghayyem
  • Shahab Shafeian
  • SainaAmintoosi
  • Behdad Nadimi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15867

Keywords:

Knee osteoarthritis, Clinical signs, Radiographic findings, Morning stiffness

Abstract

Objective: This study was conducted to determine the relationship between severity of clinical symptoms
and severity of radiographic findings in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Methods: In this cross-sectional analysis, 84 patients with knee osteoarthritis were studied. Clinical signs,
including pain, joint effusion, morning stiffness, and limb deformity, were compared with the Kellgren and
Lawrence radiographic classification reviewed by each patient.The relationship between K/L garde and
BMI, age, duration of disease and gender was also investigated.
Results: This study conducted on 84 patients with knee osteoarthritis found a significant direct relationship
betweenquantitative pain, VAS, and K/Lscore,as well asqualitative pain and K/L score(P=0.000).Moreover,
there was a significant relationship between morning stiffness duration and gender (P=0.012). A direct
relationship was also reported between disease duration and K/L score of patients (P=0.000) and Pearson
coefficient was positive.
Conclusion: this study proved that with increasing VAS and patients’ pain, patients are in a higher
classification of K/L score.

Author Biographies

Maysa Ghayyem

Resident, Researcher, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran Medical Sciences, Islamic
Azad University, Tehran, Iran,

Shahab Shafeian

Researcher, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad
University, Tehran, IRAN

SainaAmintoosi

Researcher, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran Medical Sciences, Islamic Azad
University, Tehran, IRAN,

Behdad Nadimi

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedics, Faculty of Medicine, Tehran Medical
Sciences, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, IRAN

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Maysa Ghayyem, Shahab Shafeian, SainaAmintoosi, & Behdad Nadimi. (2021). Determining the Relationship between Severity of Clinical Symptoms and Severity of Radiographic Findings in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 3662-3669. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15867