“The authors concluded that the data in this study confirm the importance of achieving and maintaining full and symmetric knee ROM, in order to lower the incidence of OA in the long term after surgery.”
240620 Normal knee range of motion or the lack thereof and the link with osteoarthritis 3/4
In July 2011, a poster presentation presented at the annual meeting of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine by doctors from the Shelburne Knee Center in Indianapolis, Indiana clearly showed that a lack of ROM was a predictor of future osteoarthritis. The authors found that patients who were able to obtain and then maintain normal knee motion had a lower incidence of osteoarthritis than patients who were unable to obtain normal range of motion or lost knee motion after the rehab was finished.”
A number of sources state the typical knee flexes anywhere from 130° up to, in rare cases, 160° and extends from 0° to 120°. It is my personal opinion that if your knee only extends 120° then you are going to have a noticeable limp.
220420 Strengthening with Stretching By Daniel Pare, NCCP, CSO. Strength Coach How important is a full range of motion really is? It is the foundation of strength. You are getting injured regularly I would not spend too much time on trying to find out why you got injured, I would go right to the source … Continue reading 220420 Strengthening with Stretching By Daniel Pare, NCCP, CSO. Strength Coach