The role of skeletal muscle in the pathophysiology and management of knee osteoarthritis

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Rheumatology Oxford Journal

Fecha de publicación: 16 January 2018

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kex515

Autores: Priathashini KrishnasamyMichelle HallSarah R Robbins

Background: The role of skeletal muscle in the pathophysiology of knee OA is poorly understood. To date, the majority of literature has focused on the association of muscle strength with OA symptoms, disease onset and progression. However, deficits or improvements in skeletal muscle strength do not fully explain the mechanisms behind outcome measures in knee OA, such as pain, function and structural disease. 

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