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Knee Osteoarthritis Risk in Retired Professional Footballers

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Last updated:14th Mar 2014

The OA and Football Study is an epidemiological study designed to establish the prevalence of knee osteoarthritis in retired professional footballers. The study will also identify the key risk factors associated with knee osteoarthritis. The study is comprised of three phases: Phase I involves the dissemination of a questionnaire (demographic details, players history, injury and surgery and other known risk factors of OA), Phase II is a radiographic study that involves x-rays in a sample of footballers both with and without knee pain and Phase III is a case control study which will compared retired professional footballers with age-matched controls recruited from the general population in the East Midlands region.

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Study start date 2014-03-14

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