Knee Buckling and Falls

Those who fell due to knee buckling towards the start of the study period had more than four times the risk for recurrent falls and poor balance two years later.

A new study (Arthritis Care & Research, Feb. 8) suggests that knee buckling—often described as a knee “giving way”—may indicate an increased risk for falls. Researchers looked at seven years of data on 1,842 seniors, average age 67, all of whom had (or were at high risk for) knee osteoarthritis, which can make the knee […]

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