Quadriceps weakness in knee osteoarthritis: the effect on pain and disability.

@article{OReilly1998QuadricepsWI,
  title={Quadriceps weakness in knee osteoarthritis: the effect on pain and disability.},
  author={Sheila C O'Reilly and Adrian Jones and Kenneth Ross Muir and Michael T. Doherty},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={1998},
  volume={57 10},
  pages={588-94}
}
OBJECTIVES (1) To determine the importance of quadriceps strength, structural change, and psychological status in terms of knee pain in the community. (2) To determine the relative importance of quadriceps function, structural change, and psychological status with respect to disability in subjects with knee pain. METHODS 300 men and women with pain and 300 controls without pain (aged 40-79) were seen. Isometric quadriceps strength (MVC) was measured and muscle activation was assessed by… CONTINUE READING