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Research we’re watching: Unstable knees may contribute to recurrent falls and injuries

A study found that knee buckling was associated with a higher risk of recurrent falls and significant injuries. Knee buckling, caused by weakened muscles, is common in people who have osteoarthritis in their knees. To determine whether knee buckling leads to falls, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, studied 1,842 participants enrolled in the Multicenter Osteoarthritis Study (MOST), 59% of whom were women. At a visit five years into the study, the…

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