Knee Joint Osteoarthritis
Principal Investigator: Lyndsey Goulston (Faculty of Medicine)
Project Team: Dr Cheryl Metcalf, Dr Elaine Dennison, Prof. Jane Burridge & Prof. Nigel Arden
Date: 2009 - present
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease that affects the joint surface, causing pain, sometimes joint stiffness and affects walking function. OA is known to be more prevalent in women, and over the age of 55. This project is the subject of Lyndsey Goulston's PhD and will investigate many aspects of knee joint function in patients with osteoarthritis.
This study combines biomechanical assessment, as well as clinical functional tests. Analysis is ongoing and will be the subject of upcoming publications.
Goulston, L.,,Hooper, L., Gates, L.,, Metcalf, C.D., Bowen, C., Warner, M., Culliford, D., Maskell, J., Leyland, K., Burridge, J., Stokes, M. & Arden, N., 2011. Static and Dynamic Knee Alignment in Osteoarthritis. The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR).