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Sonographic Assessment of Changes Induced in Cartilage Health of Knee by Age and Knee Pain: A Cross-sectional Study

Amandeep Singh, Dr. Narinder Kaur Multani, Dr. Harneet Narula.

Abstract
Background of the Problem: Cartilage health of knee joint has been associated with number of risk factors which can be both traumatic as well as non-traumatic in origin. High Frequency Ultrasound has evolved as an important tool to assess cartilage health. The present study is aimed to find relationship between age and knee pain (VAS) with cartilage health.
Materials and Methods: This present study has cross-sectional study design. 320 subjects in the age range of 31-70 years satisfying the inclusion and exclusion criteria were recruited for the study. To ensure fair distribution of subjects, 8 sub-groups (40 subjects each) based on the age range difference of 5 years i.e. 31-35, 36-40, 41-4566-70 were made. After taking initial readings, the ultrasound of the subjects were performed by the radiologist and readings were noted down of cartilage thickness, cartilage health parameters (clarity and interface) as per the criteria laid down by ICRS integrity of cartilage interface.
Results: The standard error of mean was calculated for the mean values of cartilage health parameters and cartilage thickness, there came out to be non-significant difference between the right and left knee. There was significant correlation (p<0.0001) between age and cartilage health parameters of right and left knee and non-significant relation between age and cartilage thickness of both right and left knee. There came out to be significant (p<0.0001) relationship between knee pain and cartilage health parameters and cartilage thickness on lateral and intercondylar side and there was non-significant relationship between knee pain and medial side joint thickness for both the knees.
Conclusion: The conclusion of the present study is that there is significant correlation of cartilage health parameters with age and pain. There are non-significant differences of cartilage parameters between right and left knee.

Key words: ICRS, Cartilage Clarity, Cartilage Interface, Cartilage Thickness


 
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Singh A, Multani DNK, Narula DH. Sonographic Assessment of Changes Induced in Cartilage Health of Knee by Age and Knee Pain: A Cross-sectional Study. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research. 2018; 7(1): 7-14.


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Singh A, Multani DNK, Narula DH. Sonographic Assessment of Changes Induced in Cartilage Health of Knee by Age and Knee Pain: A Cross-sectional Study. www.onlineijtrr.com/?mno=255113 [Access: July 21, 2018].


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Singh A, Multani DNK, Narula DH. Sonographic Assessment of Changes Induced in Cartilage Health of Knee by Age and Knee Pain: A Cross-sectional Study. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research. 2018; 7(1): 7-14.



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Singh A, Multani DNK, Narula DH. Sonographic Assessment of Changes Induced in Cartilage Health of Knee by Age and Knee Pain: A Cross-sectional Study. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research. (2018), [cited July 21, 2018]; 7(1): 7-14.



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Singh, A., Multani, D. N. K. & Narula, D. H. (2018) Sonographic Assessment of Changes Induced in Cartilage Health of Knee by Age and Knee Pain: A Cross-sectional Study. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 7 (1), 7-14.



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Singh, Amandeep, Dr. Narinder Kaur Multani, and Dr. Harneet Narula. 2018. Sonographic Assessment of Changes Induced in Cartilage Health of Knee by Age and Knee Pain: A Cross-sectional Study. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 7 (1), 7-14.



Chicago Style

Singh, Amandeep, Dr. Narinder Kaur Multani, and Dr. Harneet Narula. "Sonographic Assessment of Changes Induced in Cartilage Health of Knee by Age and Knee Pain: A Cross-sectional Study." International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research 7 (2018), 7-14.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Singh, Amandeep, Dr. Narinder Kaur Multani, and Dr. Harneet Narula. "Sonographic Assessment of Changes Induced in Cartilage Health of Knee by Age and Knee Pain: A Cross-sectional Study." International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research 7.1 (2018), 7-14. Print.



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Singh, A., Multani, D. N. K. & Narula, D. H. (2018) Sonographic Assessment of Changes Induced in Cartilage Health of Knee by Age and Knee Pain: A Cross-sectional Study. International Journal of Therapies and Rehabilitation Research, 7 (1), 7-14.








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