Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a common age-related impairment that can cause pain and physical disability.

The knee is the most frequently involved joint associated with disability. OA is associated with substantial individual and societal costs. This disease occurs worldwide, and is a major cause of pain and disability in the elderly. The pathomechanics of this disease are not well understood, nor are the causes for it to progress more rapidly in some individuals than others. However, the mechanical environment of the knee joint plays a critical role.

The aim of my research is to examine the mechanical factors of knee osteoarthritis, so that we may better understand the causes of this disease and are able to provide effective treatments to slow or stop disease progression.