MRI Findings Reveal Early Changes to Joint That Predict Development of Knee Osteoarthritis
Date: January 27, 2016
The monthly NIAMS Newsletter highlighted a new study that challenges the widely held belief that damage to cartilage alone initiates Osteoarthritis. “For decades, the prevailing view has been that osteoarthritis stems primarily from wear and tear on the cartilage in the joint… But recently, studies using MRI, a technology that enables researchers to visualize all the joint’s tissues, have revealed that changes throughout the joint are associated with osteoarthritis. These findings suggested that factors other than loss of cartilage may contribute to disease onset.”
Read the full article on the NIAMS website.