Development of criteria for the classification and reporting of osteoarthritis. Classification of osteoarthritis of the knee. Diagnostic and Therapeutic Criteria Committee of the American Rheumatism Association.

Authors: Altman R (1) , Asch E (2) , Bloch D (3) , Bole G (4) , Borenstein D (5) , Brandt K (6) , Christy W (7) , Cooke TD (8) , Greenwald R (9) , Hochberg M (10) , Howell D (11) , Kaplan D (12) , Koopman W (13) , Longley S (14) , Mankin H (15) , McShane DJ (3) , Medsger T (7) , Meenan R (16) , Mikkelsen W (17) , Moskowitz R (18) , Murphy W (19) , Rothschild B (20) , Segal M (3) , Sokoloff L (21) , Wolfe F (22)
(1) University of Miami School of Medicine (2) New York University (3) Stanford University (4) University of Michigan (5) George Washington University Medical Center (6) Indiana University School of Medicine (7) University of Pittsburgh (8) Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario (9) Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY (10) Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (11) University of Miami (12) Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY (13) University of Alabama at Birmingham (14) University of Florida, Gainesville (15) Massachusetts General Hospital (16) Boston University School of Medicine (17) University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (18) Case Western Reserve University (19) Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University (20) Menorah Medical Center, Kansas City (21) State University of New York at Stony Brook (22) University of Kansas
Source: Arthritis Rheum. 1986 Aug;29(8):1039-49.
DOI: 10.1002/art.1780290816 Publication date: 1986 Aug E-Publication date: Nov. 29, 2005 Availability: abstract Copyright: Copyright © 1986 American College of Rheumatology
Language: English Countries: Not specified Location: Not specified Correspondence address: Altman RD :
University of Miami, PO Box 016960 (VA 111), Miami, FL 33101


Article abstract

For the purposes of classification, it should be specified whether osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is of unknown origin (idiopathic, primary) or is related to a known medical condition or event (secondary). Clinical criteria for the classification of idiopathic OA of the knee were developed through a multicenter study group. Comparison diagnoses included rheumatoid arthritis and other painful conditions of the knee, exclusive of referred or para-articular pain. Variables from the medical history, physical examination, laboratory tests, and radiographs were used to develop sets of criteria that serve different investigative purposes. In contrast to prior criteria, these proposed criteria utilize classification trees, or algorithms.

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