Quadriceps weakness and osteoarthritis of the knee

  • Slemenda C
  • Brandt K
  • Heilman D
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Abstract

Background: The quadriceps weakness commonly associ-ated with osteoarthritis of the knee is widely believed to result from disuse atrophy secondary to pain in the in-volved joint. However, quadriceps weakness may be an etiologic factor in the development of osteoarthritis.

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Authors

  • Charles Slemenda

  • Kenneth D. Brandt

  • Douglas K. Heilman

  • Steven Mazzuca

  • Ethan M. Braunstein

  • Barry P. Katz

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