The Correlation between Knee Effusions and Clinical Presentation in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

Research Opportunity
PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Number of Honour Places Available
1
Number of Master Places Available
1
Department / Centre
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Western Health
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
A/Prof Keith Lim kklim@unimelb.edu.au Personal web page

Summary Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide and its prevalence is increasing. Locally, over 2.1 million Australians are affected and this figure is increasing secondary to our obesity epidemic.

Project Details

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide and its prevalence is increasing. Locally,over 2.1 millionAustralians are affectedand this figureis increasing secondary to our obesity epidemic. Previous studiesindicate that there is discordance between radiographic severityand the clinicalsymptoms of knee OA patients. Our aim is to evaluate the correlation between the knee effusion size and the clinical presentation of knee OA patients. Utilisingthe patients enrolled from a dedicated hip and knee OA clinic, we will evaluate their baseline clinical parameters and the size of their knee effusions.We hope this would add to our understanding in managing knee OA patients.


School Research Themes

Ageing, Musculoskeletal



Research Opportunities

PhD students, Masters by Research, Honours students
Students who are interested in joining this project will need to consider their elegibility as well as other requirements before contacting the supervisor of this research

Graduate Research application

Honours application

Key Contact

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Department / Centre

Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Western Health

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