Update on the role of muscle in the genesis and management of knee osteoarthritis.

  title={Update on the role of muscle in the genesis and management of knee osteoarthritis.},
  author={Kim Louise Bennell and Tim V. Wrigley and Michael A. Hunt and B Lim and Rana S Hinman},
  journal={Rheumatic diseases clinics of North America},
  volume={39 1},
This updated review outlines the influence of muscle activity on knee joint loading, describes the deficits in muscle function observed in people with knee osteoarthritis, and summarizes available evidence pertaining to the role of muscle in the development and progression of knee osteoarthritis. The review also focuses on whether muscle deficits can be modified in knee osteoarthritis and whether improvements in muscle function lead to improved symptoms and joint structure. The review concludes… CONTINUE READING
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