Characteristics of osteoarthritis among Kuwaitis: A hospital-based study

A. N. Malaviya, D. Shehab, S. Bhargava, K. Al-Jarallah, A. Al-Awadi, Prem Sharma, S. Al-Ghuriear, A. Al-Shugayer

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Sixty-nine Kuwaiti patients with osteoarthritis (OA) were studied. Primary knee OA was seen in 65 (94.2%) patients. The mean age of this group was 53.18 years with a range of 39-97 years. The female to male ratio was 2.82:1. OA was bilateral in 84.62% and predominantly involved the medial tibiofemoral joint. According to Kellgren's grading of knee OA, grade 1 changes were present in 40.0%, grade 2 in 32.5%, grade 3 in 22.5% and grade 4 in 5.0%. Grade I obesity was seen in 13%, grade II in 64% and grade III in 23% of patients. Generalised primary nodular OA was seen in only four patients, all of whom were women. Primary OA of the hip joint and chondrocalcinosis were conspicuous by their absence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-213
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Rheumatology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 1998


  • Body mass index
  • Kuwait
  • Osteoarthritis


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