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“…The main functions of these mobility aids are to increase the support base, improve balance, and share the body weight load with the upper limbs, which is achieved by directly applying force to the handle of the cane. Canes also increase patient confidence in the performance of daily activities and reduce the risk of falls3 that is an important issue in the elderly population 4. Patients with knee OA frequently have to use canes during walking to improve gait, reduce stress on the joints, and spare the contralateral side, which is normally overloaded 5,6…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The main functions of these mobility aids are to increase the support base, improve balance, and share the body weight load with the upper limbs, which is achieved by directly applying force to the handle of the cane. Canes also increase patient confidence in the performance of daily activities and reduce the risk of falls3 that is an important issue in the elderly population 4. Patients with knee OA frequently have to use canes during walking to improve gait, reduce stress on the joints, and spare the contralateral side, which is normally overloaded 5,6…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Fisher et al (2005) 33 and Rebellato et al (2007) 23 added that institutionalized elderly are more sedentary. Other studies have also found a correlation between physical fitness and falls, with different ways of evaluating muscle strength such as maximum isometric strength of the quadriceps 34 and the 30s chair-stand test 35 .…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 96%
“…24 The continued use of a large number of drugs has become common among elderly persons and is an important cause of falls, with physical, psychological and social consequences, limiting the autonomy of the individual.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%