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

Research Opportunity
PhD, Masters by Research
Department
Medicine and Radiology
Location
Western Health
Primary Supervisor Email Number Webpage
Associate Professor Keith Lim kklim@unimelb.edu.au 61392883980 Personal web page

Project Details

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., Previous studies indicate that there is discordance between radiographic severity and the clinical symptoms of knee OA patients.

Our aim is to evaluate the correlation between the knee effusion size and the clinical presentation of knee OA patients. Utilising the 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, Masters by Research
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

Medicine and Radiology

Research Node

Western Health

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