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Assessing Site Specificity of Osteoarthritic Gait Kinematics with Wearable Sensors and Their Association with Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs): Knee versus Hip Osteoarthritis

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Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University Hospital Basel, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
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Department of Spine Surgery, University Hospital Basel, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
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Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Basel, 4123 Allschwil, Switzerland
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Department of Clinical Research, University of Basel, 4031 Basel, Switzerland
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Department for Sport, Movement and Health, University of Basel, 4052 Basel, Switzerland
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Clarahof Clinic of Orthopaedic Surgery, 4058 Basel, Switzerland
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ENDO-Team, Hirslanden Klinik Birshof, 4142 Münchenstein, Switzerland
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Academic Editors: Jacob Sosnoff, Arnaud Gouelle and Clint Hansen
Sensors 2021, 21(16), 5363; https://doi.org/10.3390/s21165363
Received: 5 July 2021 / Revised: 5 August 2021 / Accepted: 6 August 2021 / Published: 10 August 2021
There is a great need for quantitative outcomes reflecting the functional status in patients with knee or hip osteoarthritis (OA) to advance the development and investigation of interventions for OA. The purpose of this study was to determine if gait kinematics specific to the disease—i.e., knee versus hip OA—can be identified using wearable sensors and statistical parametric mapping (SPM) and whether disease-related gait deviations are associated with patient reported outcome measures. 113 participants (N = 29 unilateral knee OA; N = 30 unilateral hip OA; N = 54 age-matched asymptomatic persons) completed gait analysis with wearable sensors and the Knee/Hip Osteoarthritis Outcome Score (KOOS/HOOS). Data were analyzed using SPM. Knee and hip kinematics differed between patients with knee OA and patients with hip OA (up to 14°, p < 0.001 for knee and 8°, p = 0.003 for hip kinematics), and differences from controls were more pronounced in the affected than unaffected leg of patients. The observed deviations in ankle, knee and hip kinematic trajectories from controls were associated with KOOS/HOOS in both groups. Capturing gait kinematics using wearables has a large potential for application as outcome in clinical trials and for monitoring treatment success in patients with knee or hip OA and in large cohorts representing a major advancement in research on musculoskeletal diseases. View Full-Text
Keywords: inertial measurement unit; walking; joint motion; gait pattern; function; pain; SPM; HOOS; KOOS inertial measurement unit; walking; joint motion; gait pattern; function; pain; SPM; HOOS; KOOS
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Nüesch, C.; Ismailidis, P.; Koch, D.; Pagenstert, G.; Ilchmann, T.; Eckardt, A.; Stoffel, K.; Egloff, C.; Mündermann, A. Assessing Site Specificity of Osteoarthritic Gait Kinematics with Wearable Sensors and Their Association with Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs): Knee versus Hip Osteoarthritis. Sensors 2021, 21, 5363. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21165363

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Nüesch C, Ismailidis P, Koch D, Pagenstert G, Ilchmann T, Eckardt A, Stoffel K, Egloff C, Mündermann A. Assessing Site Specificity of Osteoarthritic Gait Kinematics with Wearable Sensors and Their Association with Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs): Knee versus Hip Osteoarthritis. Sensors. 2021; 21(16):5363. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21165363

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Nüesch, Corina, Petros Ismailidis, David Koch, Geert Pagenstert, Thomas Ilchmann, Anke Eckardt, Karl Stoffel, Christian Egloff, and Annegret Mündermann. 2021. "Assessing Site Specificity of Osteoarthritic Gait Kinematics with Wearable Sensors and Their Association with Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs): Knee versus Hip Osteoarthritis" Sensors 21, no. 16: 5363. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21165363

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