Effects of Different Strength Training on Muscle Architecture: Clinical and Ultrasonographic Evaluation in Knee Osteoarthritis

Malas F. U., Ozcaker L., KAYMAK B., Ulasli A., GÜNER S., Kara M., ...More

PM&R, vol.5, no.8, pp.655-662, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2013.03.005
  • Journal Name: PM&R
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.655-662
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Different strengthening exercises are generally prescribed to overcome the undesirable effects of decreased muscular function on the osteoarthritic joint. Although a few studies have shown the effects of strengthening on the muscle structure in healthy individuals, the literature lacks relevant data concerning knee osteoarthritis.