Reduced quadriceps strength relative to body weight: a risk factor for knee osteoarthritis in women?

@article{Slemenda1998ReducedQS,
  title={Reduced quadriceps strength relative to body weight: a risk factor for knee osteoarthritis in women?},
  author={Charles W. Slemenda and Douglas K Heilman and Kenneth D. Brandt and Barry P. Katz and Steven A. Mazzuca and Ethan M. Braunstein and Daniel J Byrd},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={1998},
  volume={41 11},
  pages={1951-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether baseline lower extremity muscle weakness is a risk factor for incident radiographic osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. METHODS This prospective study involved 342 elderly community-dwelling subjects (178 women, 164 men) from central Indiana, for whom baseline and followup (mean interval 31.3 months) knee radiographs were available. Lower extremity muscle strength was measured by isokinetic dynamometry and lean tissue (i.e., muscle) mass in the lower extremities by… CONTINUE READING
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