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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Robotic Knee Exoskeleton to Reduce Joint Loading and Improve Mobility in Veterans with Medial Compartment Knee Osteoarthritis
Principal Investigator:

Patrick M Aubin

Location: Seattle, WA
Congressional District Code: 9
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: October 2020 - September 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $99,716
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful condition that reduces mobility, independence, and quality of life for both men and women. About 10% of people aged over 55 years have painful disabling knee OA of whom one quarter are severely disabled. Although a variety of factors influence the pathogenesis of OA, medial compartment knee joint contact loading plays a significant role and importantly, is a modifiable risk factor. Traditional knee unloader braces are a common conservative treatm...

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