ISSN 1308-8734 | E-ISSN 1308-8742
Original Article
The Relationship Between Knee Osteoarthritis and Osteoporosis
1 Department of Rheumatology, Antalya Education and Training Hospital, Antalya, Turkey  
2 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Gumushane State Hospital, Gumushane, Turkey  
3 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Ozel Medisu Hospital, Antalya, Turkey  
4 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Akdeniz University, Antalya, Turkey  
Eurasian J Med 2010; 42: 124-127

Key Words: Bone mineral density, Knee osteoarthritis, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis


Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the association between knee osteoarthritis (OA) and bone mineral density (BMD) in the femur and lumbar vertebrae.


Materials and Methods: A total of 74 female patients (mean age 61.9 ±9.1 years, mean body mass index 27.09±4.24) diagnosed with knee OA were included in this study. To assess knee OA, bilateral weight-bearing antero-posterior knee radiographs were taken and graded from 0 to 4 according to Kellgren–Lawrence criteria. The BMD of the subjects was measured using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). BMD measurements of those with OA were compared with those without OA.

Results: While there was no correlation between BMD and the grade of knee OA, a significant negative correlation was found between age and femur BMD.Body mass index was positively correlated with OA and negatively correlated with OP.

Conclusion: Further investigations are needed to demonstrate the association between knee OA and BMD.

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