P. Siviero1. S. Zambon1.2. S. Zanoni1.2. G. Crepaldi11 CNR. Institute of Neuroscience. Padova section. Italy2Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences. University of Padova. Italy RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN OSTEOARTHRITIS AND DIABETES P. Siviero1, S. Zambon1,2, S. Zanoni1,2, G. Crepaldi11CNR, Institute of Neuroscience, Padova Section, Italy2Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Padova, Italy • The traditional diabetes complications do not include musculoskeletal diseases, although their frequency has often been reported to be higher in diabetic subjects. • The purpose of this study is to explore the association between diabetes and osteoarthritis (OA) in an Italian elderly population. • Analyses were based on an observational cohort study, the Progetto Veneto Anziani (PRO.V.A.), including subjects aged 65 and older, living both in the community and nursing homes. • The data of 1,572 participants with hand, knee and hip X-rays were analyzed. Hand radiographs were scored for the presence of OA in the distal and proximal interphalangeal joints (IP) and in the first carpometacarpal joint (CMC) using a standard atlas; for knee and hip the Kellgren-Lawrence grading scale was used.
Associations and relationships between diabetes and IP OA Characteristics of the sample Logistic regression model
Associations and relationships between diabetes and hip OA Characteristics of the sample Logistic regression model Significant associations