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dc.contributor.authorSaleh, Sara
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-29T18:01:38Z
dc.date.available2018-08-29T18:01:38Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10222/74169
dc.description.abstractKnee osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most prevalent joint diseases, and knee effusion, as a manifestation of synovitis, is associated with knee OA clinical outcomes and disease progression. Thesis objectives were i) to determine whether an association between maximum suprapatellar recess (SPR) depth, and knee gait mechanics, muscle torques and activation amplitudes exists, and ii) to compare gait mechanics and knee joint muscle activations between individuals with and without effusion based on a cut-off value of 4 mm depth of the SPR. 50 participants were recruited, and knee joint motion was calculated from skin markers and moments calculated through inverse dynamics. Electromyography (EMG) of knee muscles was recorded using standardized procedures. No correlations were found between biomechanics and EMG data and SPR depth, however based on the 4 mm cut-off value, significant EMG alterations were found, which could be attributed to the sensitivity of the cut-off value.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectGaiten_US
dc.subjectOsteoarthritisen_US
dc.subjectElectromyographyen_US
dc.subjectBiomechanicsen_US
dc.subjectEffusionen_US
dc.titleThe effect of knee joint effusion on gait mechanics and muscle activation characteristics in moderate knee osteoarthritisen_US
dc.date.defence2018-07-26
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Physiotherapy (Rehabilitation Research)en_US
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.external-examinerDr. Rebecca Moyeren_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinatorDr. Marie Earlen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Cheryl Hubley-Kozeyen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-readerDr. Ivan Wongen_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisorDr. Derek Rutherforden_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approvalReceiveden_US
dc.contributor.manuscriptsNot Applicableen_US
dc.contributor.copyright-releaseNot Applicableen_US
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