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Paleopathological patterns of degenerative arthropathy: Prevalence of limb-joint osteoarthritis in joseon people skeletons

Title
Paleopathological patterns of degenerative arthropathy: Prevalence of limb-joint osteoarthritis in joseon people skeletons
Authors
Shin D.H.Jung G.-U.Oh C.S.Kim M.J.Shin E.-K.Kim Y.-S.
Ewha Authors
김이석
SCOPUS Author ID
김이석scopus
Issue Date
2016
Journal Title
Anthropologist
ISSN
0972-0073JCR Link
Citation
vol. 24, no. 3, pp. 702 - 710
Keywords
Joseon skeletonsLimb-JointsOsteoarthritisPaleopathology
Publisher
Kamla-Raj Enterprises
Indexed
SCIE; SSCI; SCOPUS scopus
Abstract
This study was performed to assess degenerative osteoarthritis (OA) in human skeletons from 15th to 19th century Joseon tombs of South Korea. The researchers performed anthropological examinations of OA in selected limb joints of Joseon skeletons and considered possible reasons for the revealed aspects of OA by focusing on lifestyle or occupational activity during that time. A total of 140 skeletons unearthed from Joseon tombs were evaluated and any pathological lesions in the articular surfaces of limb joints were carefully examined by gross inspection. Most of joints correlated linear degenerative changes over time, however, OA prevalence of knee joints was much higher in middle-aged group. The prevalence of OA at limb joints revealed in this study provides insights into the mobility patterns of pre-modern Korean people. Knowledge of OA in pre-modern samples will enrich our understanding of the developmental interactions that provide the basis of the disciplines of epidemiology and demography. © Kamla-Raj 2016.
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