Lower-limbs biomechanics during walking plays an important role in knee osteoarthritis because it conditions the loading environment at the knee joint.
Better understanding the relationships between kinetics, kinematics, and muscle activities during gait and disease initiation and progression is critical to design new prevention and treatment options. In addition to research projects aiming at describing the alterations in lower-limbs function associated with knee osteoarthritis, the SBML is working on interventions to modify gait biomechanics and thus reduce pain and slow disease progression.
Chehab EF, Favre J, Erhart-Hledik JC, Andriacchi TP
Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2014 Nov;22(11):1833-9
Favre J, Erhart-Hledik JC, Andriacchi TP
Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2014 Mar;22(3):464-71