Length of legs of osteoarthritis, according to a study

OAISYS Inc. undertook the work of image analysis, collection of limb length and angle measurements for the largest project.William F Harvey from Boston University, currently at Tufts Medical Center, was lead author of the article, which was recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Queen was the only Canadian universities involved in this international study.

Develop strategies for the treatment of early may be possible, says Derek Cooke, Queen University assistant professor and co-author of the study.

Study after study has confirmed that regular exercise, combined with modest and a healthy diet, may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and to improve the results when people have the disease.

Arthritis of the knee can cause pain, swelling and stiffness, and limited mobility. Osteoarthritis is very common, affecting 1 in 10. The more a person gets, the more likely he or she has of developing the disease.

‘Most pediatricians adopt a’ wait and see attitude for children with a misalignment of the members when they are growing, ‘says Dr. Cooke.

‘ If we can identify the factors that create changes in the line-up in the early stages of bone development, theoretically we could stop or slow the progression of osteoarthritis. ‘