Does muscle inhibition after knee injury increase the risk of osteoarthritis?

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2000 Jan;28(1):15-8.


Knee pathologies are commonly associated with muscle inhibition, an inability to fully activate the knee extensors during voluntary contractions. This inhibition results in knee extensor weakness, and is thought to limit the functional recovery of the knee joint structures. The possible contribution of persistent knee extensor inhibition to osteoarthritis is discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Biomechanical Phenomena
  • Humans
  • Knee Injuries / physiopathology*
  • Knee Injuries / rehabilitation
  • Knee Injuries / surgery
  • Muscle Contraction
  • Muscle, Skeletal / physiopathology*
  • Osteoarthritis, Knee / physiopathology*
  • Postoperative Complications