Slowing progression of knee osteoarthritis
Grant number: 454686 | Funding period: 2007 - 2009
Knee arthritis is a painful, disabling, costly condition particularly affecting the elderly. As there is presently no cure for arthritis, interventions that slow progression of the disease will reduce the personal and societal burden of arthritis. Recently it has been postulated that specific exercise that targets how the muscles are controlled by the nervous system may have greater disease-modifying effects than exercise aimed at strengthening the muscles. Data are beginning to highlight the complexity of muscle strategies adopted by the nervous system to compensate for joint derangement in knee arthritis. It is our contention that there may be specific strategies that provide more optimal ..View full description
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Hip strengthening reduces symptoms but not knee load in people with medial knee osteoarthritis and varus malalignment: a randomised controlled trial
KL Bennell, MA Hunt, TV Wrigley, DJ Hunter, FJ McManus, PW Hodges, L Li, RS Hinman
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether hip abductor and adductor muscle strengthening reduces medial compartment knee load and improves s..
The effects of hip muscle strengthening on knee load, pain, and function in people with knee osteoarthritis: a protocol for a randomised, single-blind controlled trial
Kim L Bennell, Michael A Hunt, Tim V Wrigley, David J Hunter, Rana S Hinman
BACKGROUND: Lower limb strengthening exercises are an important component of the treatment for knee osteoarthritis (OA). Strengthe..