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.
- knee osteoarthritis
- sex-related differences
- muscle function
Smith, S. L., Woodburn, J., & Steultjens, M. P. M. (2019). Sex-related differences in muscle co-activation in individuals with knee osteoarthritis. Rheumatology, 58(Supplement 3), iii104-iii105. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/kez108.063