Gait Posture 2021 Jun 2;88:192-197. Epub 2021 Jun 2.
Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada; School of Rehabilitation, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada; Department of Kinesiology, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada. Electronic address:
Background: It is unknown whether a greater accumulation of knee load over a typical day is related to how cartilage responds to an acute bout of loading. This information may clarify the role of habitual activity on cartilage function.
Research Question: Is there a relationship between change in tibial and femoral cartilage thickness, volume, and T2 relaxation time following running with daily cumulative knee load in women? Secondarily, is there a relationship between cartilage change following running and the statistical interaction of body mass index (BMI) and daily steps?
Methods: Participants (n = 15) completed gait analyses and wore an accelerometer over a week. Read More