May 22, 2017
Symptomatic knee and hip osteoarthritis were the strongest determinants of walking difficulty, according to a recently published cohort study.
Gillian A. Hawker,
MD, MSc, from the University of Toronto, and colleagues performed a screening survey of 18,490 participants aged 55 years or older in Ontario between 1996 and 1998. Researchers linked survey results with administrative health data. The primary outcome was difficulty standing or walking in the prior 3 months.