Katherine Rudolph

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Some individuals can stabilize their knees following anterior cruciate ligament rupture even during activities involving cutting and pivoting (copers), others have instability with daily activities (non-copers). Movement and muscle activation patterns of 11 copers, ten non-copers and ten uninjured subjects were studied during walking and jogging. Results(More)
OBJECTIVE Patients with medial compartment knee osteoarthritis (OA) adopt an abnormal gait pattern, and often develop frontal plane laxity at the knee. The purpose of this study was to quantify the extent of frontal plane knee joint laxity in patients with medial knee OA and genu varum and to assess the effect of joint laxity on knee joint kinetics,(More)
Single-leg hops are used clinically to assess knee function in patients following anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture and reconstruction. Researchers study ACL-deficient individuals in order to identify movement strategies in the absence of a major knee stabilizer, thereby providing information to clinicians regarding treatment options. Single-leg hops(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of quadriceps strength and joint stability on gait patterns after anterior cruciate ligament injury and reconstruction. DESIGN Cross-sectional comparative study in which four groups underwent motion analysis with surface electromyography. BACKGROUND Individuals following anterior cruciate ligament rupture often(More)
PURPOSE Quadriceps weakness is common in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA), and has been attributed to failure of voluntary activation. Methodological differences may have contributed to previous reports of extensive failure of voluntary activation in patients with osteoarthritis. The purpose of this study was to determine the extent of quadriceps(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Aging is associated with musculoskeletal changes and altered walking patterns. These changes are common in people with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and may precipitate the development of OA. We examined age-related changes in musculoskeletal structures and walking patterns to better understand the relationship between aging and knee OA.(More)
Stair ascent and descent requires large knee motions and muscle forces that can be challenging for people with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficiency. Movement and muscle activity patterns were compared in two groups of ACL deficient subjects and a group of uninjured subjects. The ACL deficient subjects were prospectively classified according to(More)
We will discuss the mechanisms by which dynamic knee stability may be achieved and relate this to issues that interest clinicians and scientists concerned with dynamic knee stability. Emphasis is placed on the neurophysiologic evidence and theory related to neuromuscular control. Specific topics discussed include the ensemble firing of peripheral(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Functional electrical stimulation (FES) is a popular poststroke gait rehabilitation intervention. Although stroke causes multijoint gait deficits, FES is commonly used only for the correction of swing-phase foot drop. Ankle plantarflexor muscles play an important role during gait. The aim of the current study was to test the immediate(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the movement and muscle activation strategies during walking of individuals with medial knee osteoarthritis (OA) to determine the influence of quadriceps strength, medial knee laxity, limb alignment, and self-reported knee instability on knee motion. METHODS Twenty-eight persons with medial knee OA and 26 control subjects(More)