Physical therapy management of knee osteoarthritis in the middle-aged athlete.

  title={Physical therapy management of knee osteoarthritis in the middle-aged athlete.},
  author={Thomas L. Adams and Debra Band-Entrup and Scott Kuhn and Lucas Legere and Kimberly M Mace and Adam Paggi and Matthew Penney},
  journal={Sports medicine and arthroscopy review},
  volume={21 1},
Osteoarthritis (OA) is prevalent in today's population, including the athletic and recreationally active "middle-aged" population. OA is a degenerative condition of the articular/hyaline cartilage of synovial joints and commonly affects the knee joint. In general, athletic participation does not specifically influence a higher incidence of knee OA in this population; however, traumatic injury to the knee joint poses a definitive risk in developing early-onset OA. The purpose of this article is… CONTINUE READING
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