Biomarkers in Osteoarthritis

Linda J. Sandell, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University
St. Louis, Missouri


Introduction

The current gold standard for assessing joint damage in osteoarthritis (OA) remains the plane radiograph. This technique is relatively insensitive and only provides a historical view of the skeletal damage that has already occurred. It does not allow for the early detection of pathological changes in joint tissues. MRI and biochemical biomarkers are likely to be more sensitive than radiology in detecting joint changes that occur in OA.

This article appears in HSS Journal: Volume 8, Number 1.
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About the HSS Journal

HSS Journal, an academic peer-reviewed journal published three times a year, February, July and October. The Journal accepts and publishes peer reviewed articles from around the world that contribute to the advancement of the knowledge of musculoskeletal diseases and disorders.


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