One of the goals of the study was to help demonstrate the feasibility, reliability and validity of ultrasound in the evaluation of features relevant to knee osteoarthritis (KOA) in a community-based cohort.
The investigators concluded that ultrasound is a feasible, reliable, and valid method to assess features relevant to KOA in clinical and research settings. The protocol and atlas developed in this study can be utilized to evaluate KOA in a standardized fashion in future clinical studies, enabling greater utilization of this valuable modality in osteoarthritis.
This study was funded by the Rheumatology Research Foundation.
You can learn more about the study and its findings via this link.
We also invite you to learn more about the Johnston County OA Project.