[Neuromuscular and architectural alterations of the vastus lateralis muscle in elderly patients with unilateral knee osteoarthritis].

@article{Mairet2008NeuromuscularAA,
  title={[Neuromuscular and architectural alterations of the vastus lateralis muscle in elderly patients with unilateral knee osteoarthritis].},
  author={S Mairet and Olivier Ma{\"i}setti and Emilie Rolland and Pierre Portero},
  journal={Annales de readaptation et de medecine physique : revue scientifique de la Societe francaise de reeducation fonctionnelle de readaptation et de medecine physique},
  year={2008},
  volume={51 1},
  pages={16-23}
}
AIM The aim of this study was to determine the mechanisms involved in muscle weakness in elderly patients with unilateral knee osteoarthritis. SUBJECTS We investigated 7 patients with unilateral knee osteoarthritis. METHOD We measured knee position sense and isometric maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) of the knee extensors. Electromyographic (EMG) measurement of biceps femoris (BF), rectus femoris (RF), vastus lateralis (VL) and vastus medialis (VM) involved different levels of… CONTINUE READING