Effect of age and activity on knee joint proprioception.

  title={Effect of age and activity on knee joint proprioception.},
  author={Robert J Petrella and P J Lattanzio and Milton G. Nelson},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  volume={76 3},
Falls lead to significant morbidity and mortality in persons older than 65 years of age. Impaired proprioception may be a contributing factor to falls, and this may be influenced by the level of habitual physical activity. The primary purpose of this study was to investigate knee joint proprioception among young volunteers and active and sedentary elderly volunteers. Knee joint proprioception was measured through reproduction of static knee angles using a Penny and Giles electrogoniometer. The… CONTINUE READING


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