Background: Treatment for cellulite above the knees is increasingly requested. However, a classification of cellulite of this area has not yet been developed. Objective: To validate the proposed knee cellulite severity score (KCSS) for the assessment of cellulite and skin laxity above the knee. Materials and methods: Based on standardized photographs of cellulite and skin laxity above the knees of 57 females (114 knees), three key morphological aspects of cellulite were identified. A photonumeric KCSS was developed and validated by three independent assessors. Results: The three key cellulite morphological features (number of depressions, depth of depressions and presence of laxity) are each graded from 0 to 3, producing a classification of no lesions (0), mild (1–3), moderate (4–6) and severe (7–9). Evaluators at different time points repeated similar classifications (intraclass correlation coefficient >0.9), which were also similar among the assessors (inter-observer reliability >0.9). All three key morphological aspects were deemed necessary, and positively contributed, to the overall scale (item-total correlation analysis values >0.89, P < 0.05). Conclusions: The KCSS is a consistent, comprehensive, reliable, and reproducible tool for standardized and objective assessment of the severity of cellulite and skin laxity above the knees.

A validated photonumeric cellulite severity scale for the area above the knees: the knee cellulite severity score / Longhitano, S.; Galadari, H.; Cascini, S.; Kaleci, Shaniko; Chester, J.; Farnetani, F.; Pellacani, G.; Urtis, G. G.; Guida, S.. - In: JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY. - ISSN 0926-9959. - (2020), pp. N/A-N/A. [10.1111/jdv.16269]

A validated photonumeric cellulite severity scale for the area above the knees: the knee cellulite severity score

Longhitano S.;Shaniko K.;Chester J.;Farnetani F.;Pellacani G.;Guida S.
2020-01-01

Abstract

Background: Treatment for cellulite above the knees is increasingly requested. However, a classification of cellulite of this area has not yet been developed. Objective: To validate the proposed knee cellulite severity score (KCSS) for the assessment of cellulite and skin laxity above the knee. Materials and methods: Based on standardized photographs of cellulite and skin laxity above the knees of 57 females (114 knees), three key morphological aspects of cellulite were identified. A photonumeric KCSS was developed and validated by three independent assessors. Results: The three key cellulite morphological features (number of depressions, depth of depressions and presence of laxity) are each graded from 0 to 3, producing a classification of no lesions (0), mild (1–3), moderate (4–6) and severe (7–9). Evaluators at different time points repeated similar classifications (intraclass correlation coefficient >0.9), which were also similar among the assessors (inter-observer reliability >0.9). All three key morphological aspects were deemed necessary, and positively contributed, to the overall scale (item-total correlation analysis values >0.89, P < 0.05). Conclusions: The KCSS is a consistent, comprehensive, reliable, and reproducible tool for standardized and objective assessment of the severity of cellulite and skin laxity above the knees.
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A validated photonumeric cellulite severity scale for the area above the knees: the knee cellulite severity score / Longhitano, S.; Galadari, H.; Cascini, S.; Kaleci, Shaniko; Chester, J.; Farnetani, F.; Pellacani, G.; Urtis, G. G.; Guida, S.. - In: JOURNAL OF THE EUROPEAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY AND VENEREOLOGY. - ISSN 0926-9959. - (2020), pp. N/A-N/A. [10.1111/jdv.16269]
Longhitano, S.; Galadari, H.; Cascini, S.; Kaleci, Shaniko; Chester, J.; Farnetani, F.; Pellacani, G.; Urtis, G. G.; Guida, S.
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