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Research study: MENIX

Do you have healthy knees and want to contribute to OA research?

Many people suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee. Although osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, our knowledge about the course of the disease is limited. With the help of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), we may be able to follow the development of osteoarthritis and learn more about what exactly happens in an OA-affected joint. This study examines people with injured knees and follows them over time. In order to be able to compare MRI scans of injured knees with non-injured knees, we are currently looking for people with healthy knees who are willing to get an MRI scan.

We are looking for volunteers between 35-55 with healthy knees, i.e. who do not suffer from knee pain and who have not sustained a knee injury or undergone knee surgery. In addition, if you have metal implants in your body or are pregnant, you should not partake in this research study. 

The MRI exam takes place during working hours. The 7-Tesla MRI scanner that is used for the exam is located in the hospital area in Lund, Sweden. The actual MRI exam lasts a maximum of one hour but the total examination time is approximately 1,5 hours. As a participant in the study, you will be contacted after 2 years for a follow-up.

The study is a collaboration between the Clinical Epidemiology Unit (Orthopaedics) & the Department of Medical Radiation Physics at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University.

For more information or to register as a volunteer, please contact Ph.D. student Emma Einarsson at menix [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se. Please enter your name and phone number in the email.