Muscle rehabilitation: its effect on muscular and functional performance of patients with knee osteoarthritis.

@article{Fisher1991MuscleRI,
  title={Muscle rehabilitation: its effect on muscular and functional performance of patients with knee osteoarthritis.},
  author={Nadine M. Fisher and David Robert Pendergast and Glen E. Gresham and Evan Calkins},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={1991},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={
          367-74
        }
}
Muscle function and functional performance are limited in patients with osteoarthritis (OA). Although aerobic exercise can increase aerobic power and reduce fatigue, it does not appear to improve muscle function. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the effect of a muscle rehabilitation program on muscle strength, endurance, speed, and function for patients with OA of the knees. Fifteen men (67.6 +/- 6.1 years) with OA of the knees underwent a four-month exercise program, three times… CONTINUE READING
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