The functional demand (FD) placed on the knee and hip of older adults during everyday activities.

@article{Samuel2013TheFD,
  title={The functional demand (FD) placed on the knee and hip of older adults during everyday activities.},
  author={D. Jayaseelan Samuel and P. Rowe and Alexander Nicol},
  journal={Archives of gerontology and geriatrics},
  year={2013},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={192-7}
}
Age-related decline in physical capacity and diminishing physiological reserves may increase the demand placed on lower extremity joints during everyday activities. This study aimed to characterize the FD at the knee and hip joints of older adults during various mobility activities. Eighty-four healthy participants (60-88 years) performed strength tests using a custom-built dynamometer. Biomechanical assessment of gait, chair rise (CR) and sit-down (CSt), stair ascent (SA) and descent (SD) was… CONTINUE READING

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