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Gait Posture. 2002 Dec;16(3):249-54.

Comparison of hip and knee muscle moments in subjects with and without knee pain.

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Department of Physical Therapy, Mount St. Mary's College, Los Angeles, CA 90049, USA.


Elderly subjects with and without knee pain walked at a comfortable pace during gait analysis. Comparison of peak hip and knee internal extensor generalized muscle moments (GMMs) during loading response was made between groups. Walking velocity, peak hip internal extensor GMM, and knee range of motion (ROM) were significantly less for the group with knee pain than for the group without pain. Peak hip internal extensor GMM was strongly correlated with velocity, but peak knee internal extensor GMM was not. Knee ROM limitations may account for the increased peak knee internal extensor GMM in the knee pain group.

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