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Prevalence of Clinical and Radiological Osteoarthritis in Knee, Hip, and Hand in an Urban Adult Population of Mexico City
Prevalencia clínica y radiológica de osteoartritis de rodillas, caderas y manos en una población urbana adulta de la Ciudad de México
Salvador Israel Macías-Hernándeza,, , , Erick Rodrigo Zepeda-Borbónb, Blanca Isabel Lara-Vázquezb, Nuria María Cuevas-Quinterob, Juan Daniel Morones-Albab, Eva Cruz-Medinaa, Tania Inés Nava-Bringasa, Antonio Miranda-Duartec
a Department of Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación Luis Guillermo Ibarra Ibarra, PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Medical Rehabilitation, Mexico City, Mexico
b Postgraduate Division, Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación Luis Guillermo Ibarra Ibarra, Mexico City, Mexico
c Investigation Division, Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación Luis Guillermo Ibarra Ibarra, Mexico City, Mexico
Received 01 March 2018, Accepted 16 June 2018

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most prevalent articular disease worldwide, and its prevalence is highly variable depending on the classification criteria, population studied, and/or affected joints considered. Reporting epidemiologic data about clinical and radiological OA prevalence in Mexico has not been done before.

Patients and methods

A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out with participants of Mexico City, and included both men and women above 40 years of age. All participants were evaluated with radiological and clinical criteria for OA.


Two hundred and four individuals participated in the study: 80 men (39.2%) and 124 women (60.8%). The average age was 57.4±10.9 years. Using clinical criteria alone, 36 participants were found to have hand OA (17.6%; 95% CI, 13–23.4), 37 with hip OA (18.1%; 95% CI 13.4–24), and 40 with knee OA (19.6%; 95% CI 14.7–25.6). When radiological criteria were used, 51 individuals were reported as having hand OA (25%; 95% CI 19.5–31), 54 with hip OA (26.5%; 95% CI 20.8–32.9), and 52 with knee OA (25.5%; 95% CI 20–31.8). When clinical criteria were used and then corroborated with radiological criteria, the prevalence was 28 individuals with hand OA (13.7%; 95% CI 9.6–19), 31 with hip OA (15.1%; 95% CI 10.9–20.7), and 36 with knee OA 36 (17.6%; 95% CI 12.2–26.2).


The prevalences found in this study are greater than those found in other studies in Mexico that only report clinical criteria.


La osteoartritis (OA) es la enfermedad articular más prevalente a nivel mundial; la prevalencia reportada es muy variable ya que depende de los criterios de clasificación, la población estudiada y/o las articulaciones afectadas. Previamente no se habían reportado datos epidemiológicos sobre la prevalencia clínica y radiológica de la OA en México.

Pacientes y métodos

Se realizó un estudio descriptivo y transversal, se incluyeron participantes de cualquier sexo mayores de 40 años de la Ciudad de México, todos ellos fueron evaluados con criterios radiológicos y clínicos para la OA.


Se analizaron 204 individuos, 80 varones (39,2%) y 124 mujeres (60,8%). La edad promedio fue de 57,4±10,9 años. Usando solo criterios clínicos, 36 participantes tuvieron OA de mano (17,6%, IC 95%, 13–23,4), 37 con OA de cadera (18,1%, IC 95% 13,4–24) y 40 con OA de rodilla (19,6% IC 95% 14,7–25,6). Cuando se utilizaron los criterios radiológicos, se informó que 51 individuos tenían OA de mano (25%: IC 95% 19,5–31), 54 con OA de cadera (26,5% IC 95% 20,8–32,9) y 52 con OA de rodilla (25,5%; IC 95% 20–31,8). Al utilizar criterios clínicos y luego corroborados por criterios radiológicos, la prevalencia fue de 28 individuos con OA de mano (13,7% IC 95% 9,6–19), 31 con OA de cadera (15,1% IC 95% 10,9–20,7) y 36 con OA de rodilla 36 (17,6%; IC 95% 12,2–26,2).


Las prevalencias encontradas en este estudio son mayores a las encontradas en otros estudios en México que solo reportan criterios clínicos.

Osteoarthritis, Knee, Hip, Hand joints, Prevalence, Epidemiology
Palabras clave
Osteoartritis, Rodilla, Cadera, Articulaciones de mano, Prevalencia, Epidemiología


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