Quadriceps muscle wasting persists 5 months after total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis of the hip: a pilot study.

@article{Reardon2001QuadricepsMW,
  title={Quadriceps muscle wasting persists 5 months after total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis of the hip: a pilot study.},
  author={Katrina A Reardon and Mary Galea and X Dennett and Peter Choong and Edward Byrne},
  journal={Internal medicine journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={31 1},
  pages={7-14}
}
AIMS To determine whether additional muscle fibre wasting of the ipsilateral vastus lateralis muscle occurs in the early postoperative period after total hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis of the hip and whether there is an improvement in preoperative measures of quadriceps muscle thickness, strength, pain and function over a 5-month postoperative period. METHODS Twelve patients had ipsilateral needle quadriceps biopsy for muscle morphology and bilateral quadriceps muscle thickness… CONTINUE READING
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