Lower extremity walking mechanics of young individuals with asymptomatic varus knee alignment.

@article{Barrios2009LowerEW,
  title={Lower extremity walking mechanics of young individuals with asymptomatic varus knee alignment.},
  author={Joaquin A. Barrios and Irene S. McClay Davis and Jill S. Higginson and Todd D. Royer},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={27 11},
  pages={1414-9}
}
Varus knee alignment is associated with an increased risk for developing medial knee osteoarthritis (OA). Medial knee OA is commonly associated with altered walking mechanics in the frontal and sagittal planes, as well as altered ground reaction forces. It is unknown whether these mechanics are present in young, asymptomatic individuals with varus knees. We expected that varus-aligned individuals would generally present with frontal plane mechanics that were similar to those reported for… CONTINUE READING