Modified SHoes for osteoARthritis of the Knee (SHARK)


The primary aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of unloading walking shoes on symptoms associated with knee osteoarthritis, to determine whether these modified walking shoes showed improvements in knee pain and physical function. Modified shoes could be a simple self-management strategy for people with knee osteoarthritis that could have widespread impact.

Status of project: completed

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Unloading Shoes for Self-management of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Trial

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Unloading shoes for osteoarthritis of the knee: protocol for the SHARK randomised controlled trial

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Researchers involved in this study included Prof Rana Hinman, Prof Kim Bennell, Tim Wrigley, Ben Metcalf, Penny Campbell, and Kade Paterson at the University of Melbourne with collaborators at the University of Sydney and Monash University. The study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council.

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