Knee Osteoarthritis Lequesne Algofunctional Index Calculator

Pain or discomfort
Night
Morning stretching
Does standing or trampling in place for 1/2 hour increase the pain?
walking pain
Can you get up from a seat without using your arms?
Walking perimeter
Perimeter (regardless of pain)
Aids needed
Other difficulties of daily life
Can you go up a floor?
Can you go down one floor?
Can you squat or stay on your knees?
Can you walk on uneven ground?


Index :

Knee Osteoarthritis Lequesne Algofunctional Index

The Lequesne Algofunctional index is a questionnaire aimed at evaluating, by a health professional, the functional abilities and the discomfort felt by patients suffering from gonarthrosis or osteoarthritis of the knee.

Interpretation of Knee Osteoarthritis Lequesne Algofunctional Index:

       - 0-4: Moderate handicap or no handicap.

        - 5-7: Average handicap.

        - 8-10: Significant handicap.

        - 11-13: Very significant handicap.

        - ≥ 14: Extreme, unbearable disability.

      An index greater than or equal to 10 may be an indication for a prosthesis.

What is osteoarthritis of the knee?

Osteoarthritis of the knee, also called gonarthrosis, is manifested by wear and progressive deformation of the knee joint with damage to the menisci. The cartilage, which serves to absorb shocks, gradually disappears. The bony ends of the femur and tibia, initially covered with cartilage, end up bone to bone.

The pain can be of mechanical origin, caused by the friction of the articular surfaces, or of inflammatory origin (arthritis).

How does knee osteoarthritis manifest?

There are two origins of osteoarthritis:

Primary or idiopathic: without obvious cause other than the degeneration of the cartilage of the knee linked to the modification of the chemical composition of the joint.

Secondary or mechanical: having as main causes excess weight, sedentary lifestyle, joint stress (work and sport), a fracture or contusion affecting the articular cartilage, a tear or removal of a meniscus (meniscectomy), dysplasia (a morphological abnormality of the bony extremities) or chronic instability of the knee due to ligament rupture as well as poor alignment of the lower limb.