Asymmetric knee loading at heel contact during walking in patients with unilateral knee replacement.

Abstract

Increased load on the knee joint by excessive levels of impact forces during initial contact has been suggested to lead to knee osteoarthritis (OA). Asymmetric loading after knee replacement may also relate to the development of OA in the contralateral limb, therefore this study investigated the heel strike transient vertical force and subsequent lower… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.knee.2008.06.002

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