Classifications of Osteoarthritis of the shoulder

Rotator Cuff Arthropathy Classification

Outerbridge described in 1961 the macroscopic aspect of changes of the articular cartilage for the articular surface of the patella. Meanwhile this classification is generally used for the description of articular cartilage lesions. The macroscopic changes of chondromalacia can be classified into four grades In grade 1 there are softening and swelling of the cartilage. In grade 2 there are fragmentation and fissuring in an area half an inch or less in diameter. Grade 3 is the same as grade 2...

Classifications for rheumatoid arthritis

Glenoid Arthritis

Low-grade, intermediate, and severe involvement. There is a great deal about rheumatoid arthritis that is poorly understood. We do not know its cause or have a specific diagnostic test. In our present state of ignorance, it is helpful in making clinical decisions to classify the disease as low-grade, intermediate, or severe. Post-operative rehabilitation is much easier in those with mild disease. Bone loss is apt to occur more slowly, and they may develop marginal osteophytes similar to those...

The Western Ontario osteoarthritis of the shoulder index WOOS [80

The purpose was to develop and validate a disease-specific quality of life measurement tool for osteoarthritis (OA) of the shoulder. An Instrument which could be used as the primary outcome measure in clinical trials involving patients with OA of the shoulder was developed using a specific methodological protocol (1) identification of a specific patient population (2) item generation (3) item reduction (4) pretesting of the prototype questionnaire and (5) determining the validity reliability...