Knee osteoarthritis in asymptomatic adults

...what is the prevalence of MRI features of knee osteoarthritis in asymptomatic uninjured adults?

This systematic review found a prevalence of knee osteoarthritis (OA) features on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of up to 43% in healthy asymptomatic adults over 40 years old.

This percentage increased with age and was affected by factors such as history of physical activity and MRI parameters. The authors warn that imaging findings must always be interpreted with the clinical presentation in mind.


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