Walk this way: Link established between altered gait after ACL injury and knee osteoarthritis
Rehabilitation specialists and researchers have long hypothesized that ACL injury results in gait changes that contribute to the onset of osteoarthritis, said Lindsey Lepley, assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of Michigan. A recent study led by Lepley is the first known to demonstrate that link.
Lepley’s team, led by McKenzie White, a doctoral student in movement science, developed a novel, noninvasive rodent model of ACL injury that is very similar to human ACL injury, and were able to establish the first known direct link between altered gait and knee osteoarthritis.
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