Joint laxity leading to osteoarthrosis

Rheumatol Rehabil. 1979 Aug;18(3):167-9. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/18.3.167.


Joint laxity was compared in 50 females with symptomatic osteoarthrosis and an age-matched control group without osteoarthrosis. Generalized joint laxity measured by the scoring system of Cater and Wilkinson (1964) modified by Beighton (1973) was significantly higher in the osteoarthritic group (X2 = 10.00, P less than 0.05). In osteoarthritics the pattern of clinical joint involvement varied with the degree of generalized joint laxity.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Joint Diseases / complications*
  • Osteoarthritis / etiology*