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Recursive Partitioning Tree of Altman for the Diagnosis of Osteoarthritis of the Knee Using Clinical, Laboratory and X-Ray Data

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for idiopathic osteoarthritis of the knee using the recursive partitioning model of Altman with clinical, laboratory and X-ray data.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, imaging studies, 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, laboratory and radiological data. The author is from the University of Miami and Miami Veterans Administration Medical Center.

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