Mechanical Factors in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Plausible Road to Riches

Session Type: ARHP Concurrent Sessions
Tuesday, November 8, 2011: 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
W476 (McCormick Place West)
Clinical and Research  SessionSelect

Session Overview:
Findings from epidemiologic studies of mechanical factors have been and are being translated into strategies to prevent or delay disease and disability progression in knee osteoarthritis. These strategies can help improve patient outcomes.

Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:

  • summarize findings of epidemiologic studies dealing with modifiable mechanical factors in knee osteoarthritis and their relationship to key endpoints and outcomes
  • describe strategies that may prevent or delay disease or disability progression in knee osteoarthritis, and review the quality of clinical trial evidence to support their application
  • explain areas for future emphasis and the work necessary to move the field forward

Moderator: Nadine M. Fisher, EdD, SUNY at Buffalo
7:30 AM
Role of Mechanical Factors in Disease Development, Disease Progression, and Function Decline in Knee Osteoarthritis
Leena Sharma, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
7:45 AM
Emerging Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Knee Osteoarthritis that Target Mechanical Factors
Alison H. Chang, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
8:25 AM
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