Vertical impact increase in middle age may explain idiopathic weight-bearing joint osteoarthritis.

@article{Robbins2001VerticalII,
  title={Vertical impact increase in middle age may explain idiopathic weight-bearing joint osteoarthritis.},
  author={S E Robbins and E G Waked and Nicholas Krouglicof},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  year={2001},
  volume={82 12},
  pages={1673-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that ground reaction force increases when a standard stepping task is performed in late middle age. DESIGN Consecutive sample. SETTING Internal medicine practice. PARTICIPANTS Thirty-six male patients (age range, 17-72yr) from an internal medicine practice. INTERVENTION Subjects performed 20 consecutive footfall… CONTINUE READING