A new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows that the health-related quality of life of most people who have or have a higher risk of knee osteoarthritis remained unchanged over an eight-year trajectory. Worsening of quality of life was associated with several risk factors, such as obesity and smoking, and it also reflected the patient’s need for treatment. Published in PLOS ONE, the findings can help to identify patients who will benefit from early treatment.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis and one of the most disabling diseases. While the root