Knee osteoarthritis in adults is very common and is one of the most common causes of joint pain. The aim of the study was to describe the demographic characteristics and to analyze the clinical finding. It was a retrospective study conducted in Aden during the years 2015 to 2017. Data was obtained from patients’ charts and presented as frequencies, percentages, means and standard deviation. Significance was considered at P value < 0.05. The patients were 367, (males 44.4% and females 55.6%). The older patients (≥ 55 years) were (77.1%). About (39.5%) patients were mostly suffered from right knee osteoarthritis, (25.1%) suffered from left knee and (35.4%) patients have both knee osteoarthritis. Knee pain was mild in (61%) patients and in (30%) patients was moderate. The female to male ratio was 1.3:1 and their mean age was 61.0 ± 9.5 years (age ranged between 35 and 83 years). There was a significant correlation between mean ages of both genders (p = 0.001). The mean uric acid was 6.9 ± 1.6 mg/dL and the relationship between means in both genders was significant (p = 0.000). Patients were higher in the age group ≥ 55 years. Most of the right knee osteoarthritis were in females (28.6%), while bilateral osteoarthritis were predominant in males (22.1%) (P = 0.000). The relationship between the severity of knee pain and side involvement of the knee joint was highly statically significant (P = 0.000). Further prospective studies are needed.
Hadi Mohsen, Abdulsalam Abdullah
"Pain Characteristics among Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis in Aden, Yemen,"
Hadhramout University Journal of Natural & Applied Sciences: Vol. 16:
2, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/huj_nas/vol16/iss2/3