Vastus medialis fat infiltration - a modifiable determinant of knee cartilage loss

Andrew Teichtahl, Anita Estelle Wluka, YuanYuan Wang, Pushpika Namali Wijethilake, Boyd Josef Gimnicher Strauss, Joseph Proietto, John Dixon, Graeme Jones, Andrew Benjamin Forbes, Flavia Maria Cicuttini

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There is growing interest in the role of intramuscular fat and how it may influence clinical outcomes. Vastus medialis (VM) is a functionally important quadriceps muscle that helps to stabilise the knee joint. This longitudinal study examined the determinants of VM fat infiltration and whether VM fat infiltration influenced knee cartilage volume.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2150 - 2157
Number of pages8
JournalOsteoarthritis and Cartilage
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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