Physical activity and age-related biomechanical risk factors for knee osteoarthritis.

Affiliation

School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, United States; Department of Kinesiology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, United States. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a highly prevalent disease leading to mobility disability in the aged that could, in part, be initiated by age-related alterations in knee mechanics. However, if and how knee mechanics change with age remains unclear.

Keywords

Co-activation,Knee mechanics,Muscle power,Muscle strength,Older gait,

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