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dc.contributor.authorAllison, Kim
dc.contributor.authorHall, Michelle
dc.contributor.authorWrigley, Tim V
dc.contributor.authorPua, Yong-Hao
dc.contributor.authorMetcalf, Ben
dc.contributor.authorBennell, Kim L
dc.description.abstractBackground: Hip osteoarthritis (OA) is a significant cause of disability, with hip pain and reduced external hip moments during walking being key features of the condition. The external hip adduction moment is greater in healthy women than men, however these between-sex differences are not evident in those with end-stage hip OA. Whether sex-specific hip kinetics are associated with early-midstage hip OA has not been investigated and may be a potential target for directed treatment. Methods: Thirty-eight women and twenty-eight men with a diagnosis of symptomatic, unilateral, mild-to-moderate hip OA (Kellegren-Lawrence Grade 2 or 3) underwent three-dimensional gait analysis of normal walking gait using Vicon motion capture. Hip joint, trunk and pelvic angles and hip moments were calculated using the Plug-in-Gait model. The external peak flexion moment, and the first peak, second peak and mid-stance minimum of the hip adduction moment during the stance phase of walking as well as hip, trunk and pelvic kinematics occurring at the three moment time points were compared between groups using an analysis of covariance. Results: Women with hip OA exhibited a greater external hip adduction moment (mean difference 0.8–1.3 N m/BW.Ht(%), P < 0.05) and greater hip adduction angles (mean difference 2.8–4.9 degrees, P < 0.05) throughout stance than men. Men walked with a greater forward trunk lean than women during early to midstance (mean difference 2.9–3.5 degrees, P < 0.05) than women.
dc.relation.ispartofjournalGAIT & POSTURE
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMechanical engineering
dc.subject.fieldofresearchClinical sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSports science and exercise
dc.titleSex-specific walking kinematics and kinetics in individuals with unilateral, symptomatic hip osteoarthritis: A cross sectional study
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorHall, Michelle

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