Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles

Open Access

Original Research

Ann Med Res. 2002; 9(2): 89-93

The Influence Of Bone And Muscle Mass On Varus Osteoarthritis Of The Knee

Nurzat Elmalı*, Özlem Baysal**, Burak Germen*



We studied 50 knees of 25 women patients with bilateral varus osteoarthritis of the knee to determine the

relationship between the bone mineral density (BMD), body-mass index (BMI) and varus deformity. The mean

age of patients were 66,6. Four angles were measured to assess the varus deformity of each knee: The

femorotibial (FT) angle, the femoral condylar-femoral shaft (FC-FS) angle, the femoral condylar-tibial plateau

(FC-TP) angle, the tibial plateau-tibial shaft (TP-TS) angle. The FC-FS/FT, FC-TP/FT and TP-TS/FT angles

were also calculated to determine which component angle was predominant in the varus deformity. BMD of the

L2-L4 spinal region was measured, by dual photon x-ray absorptiometry. Body-mass index (BMI), an indicator of

obesity, was calculated. BMD/BMI was also calculated to determine the influence of body mass on BMD.

In statistical evaluation of results a correlation was found between severity of varus osteoarthritis and low BMD

and BMD/BMI (r= -0.486, p

Full-text options

Full-text Article

Share this Article

Readers of this article also read the following articles
»Importance of Social Services in Family Medicine Practices
»Barriers to Healthy Lifestyle among People with Known Diabetes and Hypertension in Selected Villages of Lakkur PHC, Kolar District
»Assessment of cyberchondria among patients presenting to the emergency department of a tertiary care hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan
»Synthesis and Anticancer Potential of Aminomethyl Derivatives of Methyl-substituted Asymmetrical Curcumin Mono-carbonyl
»A Study on Demographic Profile, Clinical Presentation and Management of Cases with Penetrating Abdominal Injury
»Nasolacrimal Duct Blockade in a Calf and Its Successful Management - A Case Report
»Sterols and fatty acids composition of Chlorophytes in relation to some other green plants
»The role of long acting somatostatin analogues treatment on glucose homeostasis in acromegaly
»Spontaneous colon perforation due to fecal impaction
»Presentation of Histological Types and Common Sites of Oral Cancers in Lower Sindh

Journal of Interdisciplinary Histopathology


BiblioMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright © ScopeMed® Information Services.