Journal article

Quadriceps strength is not related to gait impact loading in knee osteoarthritis

Michael A Hunt, Rana S Hinman, Ben R Metcalf, Boon-Whatt Lim, Tim V Wrigley, Kelly-Ann Bowles, Georgina Kemp, Kim L Bennell

KNEE | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2010

Abstract

Joint loading has been implicated in the pathogenesis of knee osteoarthritis (OA). While compartment-specific measures such as the knee adduction moment have received much attention in the literature, less is known about other measures of dynamic loading in this patient population. This cross-sectional study assessed strength and walking patterns of 204 individuals with radiographically confirmed medial tibiofemoral OA and varus malalignment. Pearson product moment correlations and regression analyses were used to determine the bivariate and multivariate relationships amongst measures of impact loading (rate of loading and heelstrike transient occurrence) with demographic, clinical (in parti..

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