Sex-related differences in muscle co-activation in individuals with knee osteoarthritis

Stephanie L Smith, James Woodburn, Martijn P M Steultjens

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Sex-related differences in muscle function have been well established in healthy individuals. In individuals with knee osteoarthritis (KOA), impairments in muscle function such as muscle weakness and high muscle co-activation have also been demonstrated. Muscle dysfunction has been shown to be a strong contributor to poor physical function and low health-related quality of life in patients with KOA. The purpose of this study was, therefore, to analyse sex and osteoarthritis-related differences in muscle function, to establish to what extent both sex and disease status contribute to muscle dysfunction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)iii104-iii105
Number of pages2
Issue numberSupplement 3
Publication statusPublished - 12 Apr 2019


  • knee osteoarthritis
  • sex-related differences
  • muscle function


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