Gait Retraining to Reduce Knee Osteoarthritis Pain
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The purpose of this study is to determine how well people can be trained to produce new and different movements through the use of haptic feedback. One particular application is retraining individuals to walk differently in order to reduce knee joint loads to prevent or treat knee osteoarthritis as an alternative to surgical treatments.
Evaluation of Haptic Technologies for Movement Retraining
- - Symptoms of medial compartment pain during the previous 6 weeks - Radiographic evidence (AP X-ray) of medial compartment knee osteoarthritis (KL score of 3 or less) - Ability to walk unaided for 25 minutes without rest - Age > 18
- - BMI > 30 - Previous injury or surgery on foot, ankle, knee, hip, or back inhibiting ability to adopt different walking gait - Use of shoe insert or hinged knee brace - Corticosteroid injection within the previous 6 weeks - Age > 80
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