Journal article

Effect of exercise on knee joint contact forces in people following medial partial meniscectomy: A secondary analysis of a randomised controlled trial

Scott C Starkey, Gavin K Lenton, David J Saxby, Rana S Hinman, Kim L Bennell, Tim Wrigley, David Lloyd, Michelle Hall

Gait & Posture | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy may cause knee osteoarthritis, which may be related to altered joint loading. Previous research has failed to demonstrate that exercise can reduce medial compartment knee loads following meniscectomy but has not considered muscular loading in their estimates. RESEARCH QUESTION: What is the effect of exercise compared to no intervention on peak medial tibiofemoral joint contact force during walking using an electromyogram-driven neuromusculoskeletal model, following medial arthroscopic partial meniscectomy? METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial (RCT). 41 participants aged between 30-50 years with medial arthroscopi..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This trial was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (Program grant #631717). SS is supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. RH is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research (NHMRC) Senior Research Fellowship (#1154217). KB is supported by an Australian NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship. MH is supported by a Sir Randal Heymanson Research Fellowship from The University of Melbourne. CEINMS is being developed by the Rehabilitation Engineering Group at University of Padua, Italy, and the Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia.