Muscle dysfunction versus wear and tear as a cause of exercise related osteoarthritis: an epidemiological update.

@article{Shrier2004MuscleDV,
  title={Muscle dysfunction versus wear and tear as a cause of exercise related osteoarthritis: an epidemiological update.},
  author={Ian Shrier},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={526-35}
}
  • Ian Shrier
  • Published 2004 in British journal of sports medicine
There are two main hypotheses for the cause of exercise related osteoarthritis: wear and tear of the articular cartilage and muscle dysfunction. This is a review of the clinical literature to see which hypothesis has the greatest support. Clinical studies support the muscle dysfunction hypothesis over the wear and tear hypothesis. 
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