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Recursive Partitioning Tree of Altman for the Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis of the Knee Using Clinical Data

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for idiopathic osteoarthritis of the knee using the recursive partitioning criteria of Altman with clinical data.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

M15, M19

Description:

Altman used recursive partitioning in the diagnosis of idiopathic osteoarthritis of the knee. The diagnosis can be made based on clinical data alone. The author is from the University of Miami and Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center.

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