Comparison of peak knee adduction moment and knee adduction moment impulse in distinguishing between severities of knee osteoarthritis
Crystal O Kean, Rana S Hinman, Kelly Ann Bowles, Flavia M Cicuttini, Miranda Davies-Tuck, Kim L Bennell
CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2012
BACKGROUND: The peak knee adduction moment is a valid proxy for medial knee joint loading. However as it only measures load at one instance of stance, knee adduction moment impulse, a measure that takes into account both the magnitude and duration of the stance phase, may provide more comprehensive information. This study directly compared the abilities of peak knee adduction moment and knee adduction moment impulse to distinguish between knee osteoarthritis severities. METHODS: 169 participants with medial knee osteoarthritis completed radiographic and magnetic resonance imaging, the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index to assess pain and a three-dimensional gait analys..View full abstract
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This study was supported by a project grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC Project #350297). KB is funded in part by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (#FT0991413). We wish to acknowledge the project personnel including Ben Metcalf and Georgina Morrow who assisted with the recruitment and database management.