Impact loading following quadriceps strength training in individuals with medial knee osteoarthritis and varus alignment
Crystal O Kean, Rana S Hinman, Tim V Wrigley, Boon-Whatt Lim, Kim L Bennell
Clinical Biomechanics | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2017
BACKGROUND: Greater impact loading at initial contact is postulated to play a role in the progression of osteoarthritis. Quadriceps weakness is common in individuals with knee osteoarthritis and may contribute to high impact loading. The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of quadriceps strengthening on impact loading parameters. METHODS: Data from 97 individuals with knee osteoarthritis who participated in a randomized clinical trial examining effects of a 12-week quadriceps strengthening program was used to conduct this secondary exploratory analysis. Participants completed a three-dimensional gait assessment within 10% of 1.0m/s from which maximum rate of loading (Body Weight..View full abstract
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The study was supported in part by United Pacific Industries through a grant from the Physiotherapy Research Foundation, Australia. KLB is supported by a NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (#1058440) and RSH is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (FT130100175).