Muscle deficits persist after unilateral knee replacement and have implications for rehabilitation.

@article{Valtonen2009MuscleDP,
  title={Muscle deficits persist after unilateral knee replacement and have implications for rehabilitation.},
  author={Anu M Valtonen and Tapani P{\"o}yh{\"o}nen and Ari Heinonen and Sarianna Sipil{\"a}},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={89 10},
  pages={1072-9}
}
BACKGROUND Knee joint arthritis causes pain, decreased range of motion, and mobility limitation. Knee replacement reduces pain effectively. However, people with knee replacement have decreases in muscle strength ("force-generating capacity") of the involved leg and difficulties with walking and other physical activities. OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the extent of deficits in knee extensor and flexor muscle torque and power (ability to perform… CONTINUE READING

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