1 An increased risk of development of osteoarthritis in the knee is seen among:
a marathon runners b female competitive soccer players c patients who have undergone meniscectomy d patients who have chronic patella tendinosis ('jumper's knee').
2 Which of the following statements are correct?
a Running will reverse manifest osteoarthritis in the knee and improve radiologic findings. b Surgical reconstruction of a cruciate ligament or a meniscus will fully prevent the development of osteoarthritis.
c Osteoarthritis was observed in 50% of the middle-
aged patients who had meniscus operation performed around 20 years earlier.
d The suggested radiographic classification of osteoarthritis (Osteoarthritis Research Society) includes separate grading (from 0 to 3) of joint space narrowing, osteophytes and sclerosis.
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