A shallow hip socket predicts osteoarthritis of the hip

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip is one of the leading causes of disability among elderly men and women. This progressive joint disease involves multiple factors, including genes, age, gender, hormones, as well as body mass index, mechanical stress. In addition, a developmental condition known as acetabular dysplasia can contribute to disease risk. Often present at birth, acetabular dysplasia is marked by a shallow hip socket, making the hip unstable and, in extreme cases, prone to dislocation. Severe acetabular dysplasia has been linked to premature hip OA. The influence of moderate acetabular dysplasia on the development of hip OA is less clear.

To assess the role of moderate acetabular dysplasia in the onset of hip OA, a research team in the Netherlands conducted a long-term study on 835 women and men ages 55 years and older. Their results, published in the March 2005 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism (http://www.interscience.wiley.com/journal/arthritis), indicate acetabular dysplasia, even when assessed at a mild degree, as a strong independent risk factor for OA of the hip, even in an elderly population.

Led by Dr. M Reijman and supported by the Dutch Arthritis Association, the research team drew its subjects from The Rotterdam Study, a comprehensive investigation of the incidence of, and risk factors for, chronic disabling diseases. At baseline, the participants had no signs of radiographic OA of the hip. Women comprised 57 percent of the sample, whose mean age was 65 years. At baseline, all participants underwent radiographs in order to detect the presence and assess the depth and degree, using the center-edge angle, of acetabular dysplasia. Participants were also evaluated for current BMI and history of heavy, physically demanding work.

Over a follow-up period averaging six years, participant

Contact: Amy Molnar
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. New evaluation tool reliably predicts recovery from coma
2. New scale predicts recovery of consciousness from coma after brain injury
3. Computational tool predicts how drugs work in cells, advancing efforts to design better medicines
4. Depression predicts heart rhythm abnormalities in heart attack patients
5. Molecule predicts colon cancer patient survival
6. Substance in urine predicts development of preeclampsia
7. Blood protein predicts risk of heart attack
8. Molecular test predicts risk of breast cancer recurrence and who will benefit from chemotherapy
9. New molecular classification of breast cancer predicts response to chemotherapy
10. Family history predicts young womens risk of stroke
11. NCI scientists create model that predicts follicular lymphoma survival

Post Your Comments:

(Date:3/30/2021)... , ... March 29, 2021 , ... ... the 21st Century , A Virtual Workshop Presented by WCG FDAnews and Cerulean ... 4:30 pm EDT, https://wcg.swoogo.com/modern-sop-and-quality-systems , Are one’s SOPs written for the ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... According to data released ... reproductive age (13-44) in need of publicly funded contraception live in counties impacted by ... Colorado’s 64 counties have lost some of their Title X resources. , The ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... Health Literacy Innovations (HLI), a ... confusion due to low health literacy today announces a new partnership with the ... work with ACAP’s member Safety Net Health Plans, those that provide comprehensive health ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... ... Dr. Colin Campbell is proud to announce the 1 year anniversary in their new state ... internal medicine and is a primary care specialist who has been practicing for 23 years. ... keep South Jersey healthy one patient at a time. , “Over the past year, Dr. ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 30, 2021 , ... The COVID-19 ... and survivors; their families; and their caregivers. Crossroads4Hope is addressing the needs of ... emotional support system, MyGo2Support, which meets needs of people impacted by cancer, no ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... The University of Texas Health Science Center ... San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital, a destination center for research and treatment of ... In a nod to the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was held virtually. , William ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... ... March 29, 2021 , ... Iora Health ... primary care, has partnered with Devoted Health , one of the fastest-growing ... across Maricopa County and provides seniors with the highest-quality care and experience possible, ...
(Date:3/30/2021)... CITY (PRWEB) , ... March 29, 2021 , ... ... has joined the Vaccine Credential Initiative (VCI), a group bringing together leading health ... record of vaccination status, based on open, interoperable standards. By joining the VCI ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: