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The Influence of Obesity and Alignment on Knee Joint Loads During Osteoarthritic Gait

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PURPOSE: The purpose of this cross-sectional investigation was to determine the influences of alignment and obesity on the knee joint loads of overweight and obese older adults with knee osteoarthritis. Our primary hypothesis was that there would be a significant interaction between knee alignment and Body Mass Index (BMI) on the knee joint load, independent of gender and walking speed.
subject
Alignment
BMI
Knee Joint Loads
Obesity
Osteoarthritis
contributor
Hoops, Mackenzie Leigh (author)
Messier, Stephen P (committee chair)
DeVita, Paul (committee member)
Loeser, Richard F (committee member)
date
2011-07-14T20:35:42Z (accessioned)
2011-07-14T20:35:42Z (available)
2011 (issued)
degree
Health and Exercise Science (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/33462 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
The Influence of Obesity and Alignment on Knee Joint Loads During Osteoarthritic Gait
type
Thesis

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