Latest Quadriceps femoris muscle Stories

2009-08-31 08:10:35

Women with the strongest quadriceps appear to be protected against the development of knee osteoarthritis (OA) symptoms, according to a new study. While thigh muscle strength does not predict the presence of knee OA uncovered in x-rays, it does predict incidence of painful or stiff knee OA. The knee is the weight-bearing joint most commonly affected by osteoarthritis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 26.9 million adults are affected by OA, with 16 percent of...

2009-08-27 10:40:00

Quadriceps strength in either sex does not predict OA found on x-raysA 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. Women with the strongest quadriceps muscles appeared to be protected against the development of knee OA symptoms. Details of this study appear in the September issue of Arthritis Care...

2009-02-02 15:55:00

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.That's the finding of a University of Delaware study published in the February issue of Arthritis Care & Research.The authors include Lynn Snyder-Mackler, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Physical Therapy at the...

2009-01-14 09:07:08

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. In some studies, decreased quadriceps strength is associated with greater knee pain and impaired function, while other studies show mixed results on the effect of quadriceps strength on the structural progression of knee OA.Most studies to date have used X-rays to indirectly measure cartilage loss in knee OA and have focused on...

2005-08-12 14:40:37

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. Quadriceps are the large muscles on the front of the thigh. The findings suggest that the quadriceps strength should be optimized with physical therapy or other measures before knee replacement is performed, Dr. Lynn Snyder-Mackler, from...

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