Effects of a modified shoe on knee load in people with and those without knee osteoarthritis.

@article{Bennell2013EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a modified shoe on knee load in people with and those without knee osteoarthritis.},
  author={Kim Louise Bennell and Crystal O Kean and Tim V. Wrigley and Rana S Hinman},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2013},
  volume={65 3},
  pages={701-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effects of a modified shoe that incorporates both lateral wedging and a variable-stiffness sole on knee joint loading in 3 populations: individuals with symptomatic and radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA), asymptomatic overweight individuals, and asymptomatic healthy weight individuals. METHODS Ninety participants (30 per group) underwent a 3-dimensional gait analysis across 3 test conditions: modified shoes, standard control shoes, and barefoot. For each condition… CONTINUE READING