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Quadricep Strength

Quadricep Strength

This is a continuation of our series of articles from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons’ Full Guideline for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis.

Recommendation 6 – Strong quadriceps are important for patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. ┬áIncreasing the strength of the quadriceps muscle can decrease pain and increase function. ┬áIt is an inexpensive and conservative treatment option for knee OA.