Age-related changes in muscles and joints.

  title={Age-related changes in muscles and joints.},
  author={Mohamed Ebrahim Sayed Ahmed and Brittany A Matsumura and Adrian Cristian},
  journal={Physical medicine and rehabilitation clinics of North America},
  volume={16 1},
Aging muscle and joint changes can have a tremendous impact on the functionality of elderly people with and without disabilities. Studies in animal models have shown some potentially beneficial interventions (eg, gene therapy). Further research is needed to ascertain their benefits in humans. A better understanding of mechanisms by which skeletal muscle and joint changes take place in a geriatric population will be helpful to find reasonable ways to prevent age-related change and improve… CONTINUE READING