Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 5

Muscle Atrophy and Knee Osteoarthritis Joint Status: Highlights and their Implications [2017-2023]

Ray Marks*

Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA

*Corresponding Author: Ray Marks, Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, USA.

Received: March 27, 2023; Published: April 06, 2023


Osteoarthritis, a disabling disease, commonly believed to originate in the cartilage lining of freely moving joints such as the knee, is increasingly shown to affect and/or be impacted by various muscle deficits surrounding the joint. This brief highlights the current research being published in this respect as far as evidence to support the importance of evaluating and treating any identified muscle atrophy in cases with or vulnerable to one or more manifestations of knee osteoarthritis. To this end, PUBMED, Google Scholar, and PubMed Central indices were selected to identify information specifically pertaining to the topic of muscle atrophy using the key words: Knee Osteoarthritis and Muscle/Muscle Fiber Atrophy. Results show, a reasonable body of current science based evidence supports the view that muscles at the knee joint are important to target in efforts to mitigate knee osteoarthritis in later life. While failing to provide in depth insights into muscle atrophy impacts, it appears treatments directed towards improving muscle structure and function at the knee joint hold promise for mitigating multiple knee osteoarthritis pathogenic disabling processes. Conversely, a failure to identify what components of the muscle system are specifically implicated in the osteoarthritis disease process at the knee joint may be expected to produce more negative or suboptimal clinical outcomes than not.

Keywords: Muscle Fiber Atrophy; Knee Osteoarthritis; Pathogenesis; Pain; Treatment


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Citation: Ray Marks. “Muscle Atrophy and Knee Osteoarthritis Joint Status: Highlights and their Implications [2017-2023]”.Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 6.5 (2023): 14-21.


Copyright: © 2023 Ray Marks. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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