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Ultrasound properties of articular cartilage in the tibio-femoral joint in knee osteoarthritis: relation to clinical assessment (International Cartilage Repair Society grade)

Hiroshi Kuroki1, Yasuaki Nakagawa2*, Koji Mori3, Masahiko Kobayashi2, Ko Yasura2, Yukihiro Okamoto2, Takashi Suzuki2, Kohei Nishitani2 and Takashi Nakamura2

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Physical Therapy, Human Health Sciences, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 53 Kawahara-Cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 606-8507, Japan

2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, 54 Kawahara-Cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-Ku, Kyoto 606-8507, Japan

3 Department of Applied Medical Engineering Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Yamaguchi University, 2-16-1 Tokiwadai, Ube, Yamaguchi 755-8611, Japan

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Arthritis Research & Therapy 2008, 10:R78  doi:10.1186/ar2452


See related editorial by Zheng and Huang, http://arthritis-research.com/content/10/6/125 and related letter by Kuroki et al., http://arthritis-research.com/content/11/3/408

Published: 13 July 2008

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A file containing a table that presents the names of the knees and the number of different points measured at each site and at each grade.

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