In knee osteoarthritis (OA), regional changes in proximal tibia subchondral trabecular bone (STB) microarchitecture and cartilage may reflect joint loading. However, reports on STB differences between OA and non-pathological joints are conflicting. Moreover, the effect of joint alignment on cartilage morphology (thickness) and underlying STB remains unexplored. This analysis in an ongoing study aims to quantify tibia cartilage and STB microarchitecture in end-stage knee OA patients with varus or valgus-aligned joints, comparing them to control (non-OA) knees.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
|Event||11th Australasian Biomechanics Conference (ABC11): Pre-conference workshop: Mechanical factors in Osteoarthritis - Auckland, New Zealand|
Duration: 3 Dec 2018 → 5 Dec 2018
|Conference||11th Australasian Biomechanics Conference (ABC11)|
|Period||3/12/18 → 5/12/18|
|Other||A focus of having this year's ABC meeting in New Zealand is to strengthen the bond between Australian and New Zealand biomechanists by highlighting the breadth and quality of biomechanics research currently being undertaken in research institutes across New Zealand.|
Rapagna, S., Roberts, B., Solomon, L. B., Reynolds, K. J., Thewlis, D., & Perilli, E. (2018). Comparing cartilage thickness and subchondral bone microarchitecture in varus- and valgus-aligned osteoarthritic tibiae with controls. Paper presented at 11th Australasian Biomechanics Conference (ABC11), Auckland, New Zealand.