The WOMAC is a scoring system for functional disability from osteoarthritis.


Arthritis scoring system

WOMAC is an abbreviation of 'Western Ontario and McMaster Universities', reflecting the organisation where the scoring system was developed.


Common Scoring Systems

Knee surgeons commonly use 'scoring systems' to monitor their patients before and after knee surgery.

An 'interpretation' of a 2005 article to establish the degree to which exercise is useful in managing osteoarthritis of the knee.



The Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) in Persian Speaking Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis. Ebrahimzadeh MH, Makhmalbaf H, Birjandinejad A, Keshtan FG, Hoseini HA and Mazloumi SM. Arch Bone Jt Surg. 2014 Mar; 2(1): 57–62.

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