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Table 4 Information on radiologist reports – TFJ and PFJ combined (n = 136)

From: A cross sectional study of requests for knee radiographs from primary care

OA in 1 or both joints 30 (22%)
Not OA/Normal 50 (37%)
No description 56 (41%)
OA grade (n = 30 – most severe taken)  
   Mild 18
   Moderate 7
   Severe 3
   Indeterminate 2
Degenerative change in 1 or both joints 35 (26%)
   Mild 16 (12%)
   Moderate 8 (6%)
   Severe 5 (4%)
   Indeterminate 6 (4%)
Joint space grade descriptions 52 (38%)
   Mild 26 (19%)
   Moderate 9 (7%)
   Severe 7 (5%)
   Indeterminate 10 (7%)
Osteophyte grade descriptions 11 (8%)
   Mild 5 (4%)
   Moderate 1 (<1%)
   Indeterminate 5 (4%)
Lipping/spiking/pointing grade 33 (24%)
   Mild 22 (16%)
   Moderate 2 (1%)
   Severe 2 (1%)
   Indeterminate 7 (5%)
Scelorosis grade – Indeterminate 2 (1%)
Articular surface grade 4 (3%)
   Severe 1 (<1%)
   Indeterminate 3 (2%)
Everything else normal 27 (20%)
Referral or other management suggested 3 (2%)