Study flags heritability of knee OA

The children of knee replacement patients are at risk of worsening radiographic osteoarthritis and greater cartilage volume loss over time, Tasmanian researchers have found.

Their decade-long study tracked 220 middle-aged people, half of whom had at least one parent who had undergone knee replacement and the other half matched controls.

The researchers from the Menzies Research Institute Tasmania found a significant difference