What is the Impact of Early Adult Rheumatoid Arthritis on the Biomechanical and Functional Characteristics of the Foot and Lower Limb?
Izod, A. 2019. What is the Impact of Early Adult Rheumatoid Arthritis on the Biomechanical and Functional Characteristics of the Foot and Lower Limb? PhD Thesis University of East London Health, Sports and Bioscience https://doi.org/10.15123/PUB.8097
Early rheumatoid arthritis may be characterized by the rapid onset of functional impairment. Despite advancements in the management of this disease, more than half of all patients experience significant walking impairments within the first two years following diagnosis. Clinical research has adopted 3D motion capture to provide data on musculoskeletal impairment in rheumatoid arthritis. However, there is limited published research using 3D motion capture to investigate the effects of early rheumatoid arthritis on the biomechanical function of the foot and lower limb. To translate laboratory based findings into clinical practice, more comprehensive data are therefore required in order to optimise the recognition and targeted management of early musculoskeletal pathology in rheumatoid arthritis.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.15123/PUB.8097|
|Online||10 Apr 2019|
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|Deposited||10 Apr 2019|
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