DOI: 10.1590/1809-9823.2015.14128 View full text |Buy / Rent full text

Abstract: Introduction: Aging affects the musculoskeletal system, which can lead to osteoarthritis, causing degeneration of the articular cartilage and consequently resulting in functional impairment among elderly patients. However, neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) training can be used as a mode of muscle strengthening. Objective: To investigate the effects of eight weeks of NMES training of the knee extensors on the RMS/torque ratio of elderly persons with osteoarthritis. Methods: Twenty-four elderly women w… Show more

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