Quadriceps muscle strength and its relationship to radiographic knee osteoarthritis in Japanese elderly.

@article{Omori2013QuadricepsMS,
  title={Quadriceps muscle strength and its relationship to radiographic knee osteoarthritis in Japanese elderly.},
  author={Go Omori and Yoshio Koga and Masaei Tanaka and Atsushi Nawata and Hiroshi Watanabe and Kentaro Narumi and Kazuo Endoh},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic science : official journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association},
  year={2013},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={536-42}
}
BACKGROUND Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a multifactorial disease and strongly affected by mechanical factors. The aims of the present study were to assess validity and reliability of a new muscle strength measuring device, the Quadriceps Training Machine (QTM) and evaluate the relationship between quadriceps strength measured by QTM and radiographic knee OA by epidemiological survey. METHODS The isometric knee extension muscle strength of QTM was compared with BIODEX in 24 healthy adults. Then… CONTINUE READING