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Biomechanical aspects of knee osteoarthritis and AposTherapy

Dr. Nimrod Rozen, Head of Orthopedic Surgery Department, HaEmek Medical Center, Afula, Israel
Abstract Over the past few decades there has been growing evidence on the importance of biomechanical factors in the pathogenesis of knee osteoarthritis (OA). Knee OA is characterized by decreased neuromuscular control, instability of the knee joint and weakness of the knee musculature, all of...

Lower limb osteoarthritis: biomechanical alterations and implications for therapy

Joel A. Block and Najia Shakoor Current Opinion in Rheumatology 2010, 22:544–550
Purpose of review To review the role of biomechanics in the pathogenesis of lower-extremity osteoarthritis and recent advances in biomechanically active intervention strategies for osteoarthritis. Recent findings The conventional approach to treating knee osteoarthritis with analgesics and...

The biomechanics of osteoarthritis: Implications for therapy

Joel A. Block, MD, and Najia Shakoor, MD Current Rheumatology Reports 2009, 11:15–22
OA is already the most common arthritis, and it is expected to increase in prevalence as the population ages in the next several decades. The therapeutic approach to OA has been essentially unchanged for decades and consists of pain palliation, supportive measures to maintain function, and...

The unique biomechanical system

Every AposTherapy® patient’s personalised therapy programme is based around a foot-worn individually adjusted unique biomechanical device. Patients wear this personally adjusted system whilst performing their daily routine tasks, achieving two widely applied rehabilitation principles...

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