Risk factors for incident osteoarthritis of the hip and knee

R. Krishna Chaganti, Nancy E Lane

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This article reviews the published risk factors associated with incident osteoarthritis of the lower extremity weight-bearing joints. Systemic risk factors include factors such as age, ethnicity, gender and genetic variables. Local risk factors are variables such as obesity, previous knee injury and occupational activities. Challenges in the study of incident osteoarthritis, and promising potential future study directions are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-104
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2011


  • Hip
  • Incident
  • Knee
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatology
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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