Journal article

Gait Characteristics of People with Lateral Knee Osteoarthritis after ACL Reconstruction

Harvi F Hart, Natalie J Collins, David C Ackland, Sallie M Cowan, Kay M Crossley

MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2015

Abstract

PURPOSE: Lateral knee osteoarthritis (OA) is common after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), yet gait characteristics associated with lateral knee OA after ACLR are not well understood. This cross-sectional study aimed to compare knee, trunk, pelvis, hip, and ankle kinematics and moments between people with predominant lateral knee OA after ACLR and healthy controls. METHODS: Nineteen post-ACLR people with lateral knee OA and 25 healthy controls were recruited. Quantitative gait analysis was conducted during walking, and knee pain, confidence, and kinesiophobia were assessed. Between-group differences in peak kinematics and moments were evaluated, and Pearson correlations eval..

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