Women with knee osteoarthritis have more pain and poorer function than men, but similar physical activity prior to total knee replacement

@inproceedings{Tonelli2011WomenWK,
  title={Women with knee osteoarthritis have more pain and poorer function than men, but similar physical activity prior to total knee replacement},
  author={Shalome M Tonelli and Barbara A. Rakel and Nicholas A Cooper and Whitney L Angstom and Kathleen A Sluka},
  booktitle={Biology of Sex Differences},
  year={2011}
}
Osteoarthritis of the knee is a major clinical problem affecting a greater proportion of women than men. Women generally report higher pain intensity at rest and greater perceived functional deficits than men. Women also perform worse than men on function measures such as the 6-minute walk and timed up and go tests. Differences in pain sensitivity, pain during function, psychosocial variables, and physical activity levels are unclear. Further the ability of various biopsychosocial variables to… CONTINUE READING

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