Genetic background increases the risk of hip osteoarthritis

Jonathan Spencer, J. Loughlin, K. Clipsham, A.J. Carr

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

    23 Citations (Scopus)


    Using a cohort of 49 families with at least one affected female sibling pair who had total hip arthroplasty for end-stage primary osteoarthritis, we determined the prevalence and relative risk of symptomatic and radiographic osteoarthritis in 145 children. The relative risk of symptomatic radiographic osteoarthritis in these 145 offspring was 3.5 times greater than in 119 age-matched controls (95% confidence interval; range, 2.0-6.2). Most symptoms and radiographic changes involved the hip. Results of this study showed vertical transmission of primary osteoarthritis and that genetic influences play a major role in osteoarthritis of the hip in the Caucasian population.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)134-137
    JournalClinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
    Issue number431
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


    Dive into the research topics of 'Genetic background increases the risk of hip osteoarthritis'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this