p-ISSN: 1301-4021
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Haner Direskeneli
2017 Volume 9
 
 
Deomed Yayıncılık
 
 
 
Volume 8, Issue 1-2, December 2016
Page(s): 1-4
 
Review
Received: January 15, 2017; Accepted: February 14, 2017; Published online: April 5, 2017
doi:10.2399/raed.16.30602; Copyright © 2016 Rheumatology Association of Turkey (TRD).
Advantages and disadvantages of direct radiography in the quantification of osteoarthritis progression
Hamit Küçük (E-mail), Berna Göker, Şeminur Haznedaroğlu
Division of Rheumatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey
Summary
Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of joint pain. Direct Radiography is the most frequently used method for diagnosis, as well as evaluate of its progression. It is both inexpensive and readily available. Semiquantitative grading systems and quantitative measurement methods allow for more precise assessment of the progression of disease, however there still exists validation problem in the available scoring systems. There are often large intra-and inter observer variability, necessitating larger studies to detect meaningfull change in joint space width. Despite the wide spread use of ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging, quantitative measurement of joint space width remains to be the only acceptable methodology by medical authorities in the process of accepting a product as disease modifying.
Keywords: Osteoarthritis, raiological scoring, quantification
 
 
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