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Women with the strongest quadriceps appear to be protected against the development of knee osteoarthritis (OA) symptoms, according to a new study.
A new study by researchers at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics found that thigh muscle strength does not predict the occurrence of knee osteoarthritis (OA) uncovered in x-rays, but does predict incidence of painful or stiff knee OA.
It may be uncomfortable at first, but doing exercises to strengthen your quadriceps after you've had knee replacement surgery due to osteoarthritis is critical to your recovery. In fact, it can boost the function of your new knee to nearly that of a healthy adult your age.
Studies on the influence of quadriceps strength on knee osteoarthritis (OA), one of the leading causes of disability among the elderly, have shown conflicting results.
By Anthony J. Brown, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For patients undergoing total knee replacement, the strength of their quadriceps muscles before surgery is a good predictor of how well they'll be functioning a year later, study results indicate.
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