Muscle function and gait in patients with knee osteoarthritis before and after muscle rehabilitation.

@article{Fisher1997MuscleFA,
  title={Muscle function and gait in patients with knee osteoarthritis before and after muscle rehabilitation.},
  author={Nadine M. Fisher and Scott C White and H. John Yack and Robert Smolinski and David Robert Pendergast},
  journal={Disability and rehabilitation},
  year={1997},
  volume={19 2},
  pages={47-55}
}
Patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) have reduced functional capacity and muscle function that improves significantly after quantitative progressive exercise rehabilitation (QPER). The effects of these changes on the biomechanics of walking have not been quantified. Our goal was to quantify the effects of knee OA on gait before and after QPER. Bilateral kinematic and kinetic analyses were performed using a standard link-segment analysis on seven women (60.9 +/- 9.4 years) with knee OA. All… CONTINUE READING