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Comparison of neuromuscular and quadriceps strengthening exercise in the treatment of varus malaligned knees with medial knee osteoarthritis: a randomised controlled trial protocol

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, December 2011
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Title
Comparison of neuromuscular and quadriceps strengthening exercise in the treatment of varus malaligned knees with medial knee osteoarthritis: a randomised controlled trial protocol
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, December 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2474-12-276
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Authors

Kim L Bennell, Thorlene Egerton, Tim V Wrigley, Paul W Hodges, Michael Hunt, Ewa M Roos, Mary Kyriakides, Ben Metcalf, Andrew Forbes, Eva Ageberg, Rana S Hinman

Abstract

Osteoarthritis of the knee involving predominantly the medial tibiofemoral compartment is common in older people, giving rise to pain and loss of function. Many people experience progressive worsening of the disease over time, particularly those with varus malalignment and increased medial knee joint load. Therefore, interventions that can reduce excessive medial knee loading may be beneficial in reducing the risk of structural progression. Traditional quadriceps strengthening can improve pain and function in people with knee osteoarthritis but does not appear to reduce medial knee load. A neuromuscular exercise program, emphasising optimal alignment of the trunk and lower limb joints relative to one another, as well as quality of movement performance, while dynamically and functionally strengthening the lower limb muscles, may be able to reduce medial knee load. Such a program may also be superior to traditional quadriceps strengthening with respect to improved pain and physical function because of the functional and dynamic nature. This randomised controlled trial will investigate the effect of a neuromuscular exercise program on medial knee joint loading, pain and function in individuals with medial knee joint osteoarthritis. We hypothesise that the neuromuscular program will reduce medial knee load as well as pain and functional limitations to a greater extent than a traditional quadriceps strengthening program.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 5 1%
Switzerland 2 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Israel 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 328 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 62 18%
Student > Master 55 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 40 12%
Student > Postgraduate 32 9%
Researcher 30 9%
Other 61 18%
Unknown 64 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 109 32%
Nursing and Health Professions 48 14%
Sports and Recreations 39 11%
Engineering 13 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 3%
Other 42 12%
Unknown 84 24%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 June 2016.
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#3,313,503
of 12,373,620 outputs
Outputs from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#753
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Outputs of similar age
#54,211
of 218,828 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#50
of 167 outputs
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