Impact of Cane Use in people with medial knee osteoArthritis (CUBA)

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The primary aim of this study was to evaluate if daily cane use can reduce the size of these bone marrow lesions and improve pain and physical function in people with knee osteoarthritis, after 3 months of using them. Increased forces at the knee can contribute to the knee pain associated with knee osteoarthritis, and the high forces transmitted through the knee can increase the risk of the disease worsening over time.

Status of project: completed

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Effect of cane use on bone marrow lesion volume in people with medial tibiofemoral knee osteoarthritis: randomized clinical trial

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Impact of Cane Use on Bone Marrow Lesion Volume in People With Medial Knee Osteoarthritis (CUBA Trial)

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Researchers involved in this study included Prof Kim Bennell, Prof Rana Hinman, Tim Wrigley, Dr Ans Van Ginckel, and Charlotte Marshall at the University of Melbourne with collaborators at the Institute of Bone and Joint Research at the University of Sydney, and Monash University. The study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

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