The syndrome of osteoarthritis

Roy D. Altman

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The syndrome called osteoarthritis (OA) is characterized by change in structure and function of the joint. It is only symptomatic in about half of afflicted subjects. There is no diagnostic test. Progression is followed by a set of clinical variables that can be standardized for use in clinical trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)766-767
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1997


  • Clinical trials
  • Joint pain
  • Osteoarthritis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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