Table 1

Patient characteristics at baseline (n=75)*

No%
*Mean (SD) age of patients 72 (6) years; †modified Kellgren and Lawrence score.
Sex “female’”5573
Duration of symptoms at baseline
    1 Week to 3 months45
    3–6 Months79
    6 Months to 1 year1520
    1–5 Years3445
    5–10 Years1013
    Longer than 10 years57
Radiological deterioration†
    0 (no OA)79
    1 (mild OA)1013
    2 (moderate OA)3040
    3 (severe OA)2837