What we do
About our project
Ankle complaints are common in the field of General Practice. One year after an ankle sprain, one third of the patients still has complaints and these are associated with persistent complaints after 5 years. There is still a lot unknown about the prevalence of early radiologic osteoarthritis and its association with clinical symptoms in primary care.
We hypothesize that early radiologic osteoarthritis is associated with (future) clinical ankle pain and function.
Study design: Prospective cohort study
Population: Adults that were referred for a radiological examination of their ankle
Procedure: Standardized assessments of ankle X-rays, questionnaires about ankle complaints and the ankle osteoarthritis were collected.
Our research focus
Radiological signs of osteoarthritis, i.e. joint space narrowing, subchondral sclerosis, osteophytes and cyst formation.
1. Patient characteristics;
2. Symptoms (e.g. pain, instability, loss of function, stiffness).
S. Kloprogge, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. N. van Putte-Katier, N.email@example.com
Prof. Dr. P.J.E. Bindels, firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Dr. S.M.A. Bierma-Zeinstra (promotor), email@example.com
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