The Effect of some Anthropometric Measurements and serum LDH on knee Osteoarthritis

Salah M Fizea, Rana K Mohammed


       Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common degenerative joint disorder that ultimately results in the progressive destruction of articular cartilage with joint-space narrowing, bony enlargement at joint margins, subchondral sclerosis, and synovitis.The occurrence of knee osteoarthritis (OA) increases with obesity and is more common in women compared with men.     

      Thirty patients (20females, 10 males) clinically diagnosed with knee OA admitted to Baghdad teaching hospital between January 2015-June 2015. Patients between 35-70 year of age and 30 healthy subject (20females, 10 males) ages matched.

     The results showed that increased BMI is a well-recognized risk factor for knee osteoarthritis, and the effect of obesity is a stronger predictor of developing knee OA symptoms in women than men. There was also a significant difference between LDH in serum patients and control (p˂0.01).

      This study supporting appositive associated between systemic BMI and OA; furthermore serum LDH activity could be of diagnostic value for identifying osteoarthritis.                                                                                                            

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