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Table 2 Comparison of gait kinematic variables and quadriceps strength in subjects with KOA and healthy subjects

From: Quadriceps muscle weakness influences the gait pattern in women with knee osteoarthritis

  KOA Healthy subjects P
Speed (m/s) 1.00 ± 0.13 1.12 ± 0.15 0.001
Support time (s) 0.65 ± 0.20 0.42 ± 0.10 <  0.001
Swing time (s) 0.42 ± 0.13 0.60 ± 0.13 <  0.001
Step time (s) 1.13 ± 0.12 1.00 ± 0.10 <  0.001
Knee extensor torque (Nm/kg) 0.96 ± 0.35 1.44 ± 0.42 0.001
  1. Mean values ± standard deviations, m meters, s seconds, Nm/kg Newton meters per kilogram