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Measure: Arthritis/Osteoarthritis   #170200

Definition: This is a measure to obtain unilateral or bilateral knee, hand, and pelvic (for hip joint) radiographs (X-rays) and to interpret the radiographs to determine the level of osteoarthritis.

Purpose: This measure can be used to determine the level of osteoarthritis, one of the most common joint conditions affecting adults and older adults.


Essential Measures

Current Age
Related Measures

Fracture History


Keywords: arthritis, knee osteoarthritis, hand osteoarthritis, hip osteoarthritis, pelvis, radiographs, X-rays, joint narrowing, joint spacing, The Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI), Kellgren-Lawrence Grading Scale, K-L Grade, bone, gerontology, aging, geriatrics

Measure Release Date: November 12, 2010

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