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With a biomechanical treatment in knee osteoarthritis, less knee pain did not correlate with synovitis reduction

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, August 2017
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Title
With a biomechanical treatment in knee osteoarthritis, less knee pain did not correlate with synovitis reduction
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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, August 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12891-017-1691-1
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Vikram Swaminathan, Matthew J Parkes, Michael J Callaghan, Terence W O’Neill, Richard Hodgson, Andrew D Gait, David T Felson

Abstract

Braces are used to treat pain in patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis (PFJOA). In a trial, we previously reported pain improvement after 6-weeks brace use. The pain reduction did not correlate with changes in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) assessed Bone Marrow Lesion volume or static synovial volume. Studies show that changes in the synovium on dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) MRI are more closely associated with symptom change than static synovial volume changes. We hypothesised change in synovitis assessed using dynamic imaging could explain the reduction in pain. One hundred twenty-six men and women aged 40-70 years with painful radiographically confirmed PFJOA were randomised to either brace wearing or no brace for 6-weeks. Pain assessment and DCE-MRI were performed at baseline and 6 weeks. DCE data was analysed using Tofts's equation. Pain measures included a VAS of pain on nominated aggravating activity (VASNA), and the KOOS pain subscale. Paired t-tests were used to determine within person change in outcome measures and Spearman's correlation coefficients were used to determine the correlation between change in pain and change in the DCE parameters. Mean age of subjects was 55.5 years (SD = 7.5) and 57% were female. There was clear pain improvement in the brace users compared to controls (VASNA - 16.87 mm, p = <0.001). There was no significant change to the dynamic synovitis parameters among brace users nor was pain change correlated with change in dynamic synovitis parameters. The reduction in knee pain following brace wearing in patients with PFJOA is not explained by changes in synovitis. Trial registration number UK. ISRCTN50380458 /Registered 21.5.2010.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 48 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 9 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 17%
Student > Postgraduate 4 8%
Other 4 8%
Professor 2 4%
Other 8 17%
Unknown 13 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 10 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 19%
Engineering 3 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 4%
Unspecified 2 4%
Other 5 10%
Unknown 17 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 June 2018.
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#3,155,972
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