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
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..View full abstract
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We wish to thank Dr. Kay Crossley for her input into the study design. Funding for this study was provided by a National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant (ID 350297), a Physiotherapy Research Foundation Grant (TH041/05), and a University of Melbourne Early Career Researcher grant. None of the study sponsors had any role in any aspect of the study.