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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.  Increasing the strength of the quadriceps muscle can decrease pain and increase function.  It is an inexpensive and conservative treatment option for knee OA.