Association between skeletal muscle inflammatory markers and walking pattern in people with knee osteoarthritis.

@article{Levinger2011AssociationBS,
  title={Association between skeletal muscle inflammatory markers and walking pattern in people with knee osteoarthritis.},
  author={Pazit T. Levinger and Marissa K. Caldow and Julian Ashley Feller and John R. Bartlett and Neil R. Bergman and Michael J McKenna and David Cameron-Smith and Itamar Levinger},
  journal={Arthritis care & research},
  year={2011},
  volume={63 12},
  pages={1715-21}
}
OBJECTIVE Patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) are characterized by increased muscle inflammation and altered gait. We investigated the association between proinflammatory mediators in the vastus lateralis and physical function and gait in patients with knee OA. METHODS Nineteen patients with knee OA underwent gait analysis, assessment of self-reported pain and physical function (Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index [WOMAC]), and a muscle biopsy that was taken… CONTINUE READING