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Healthy loading to combat osteoarthritis: Leveraging molecular variations in load bearing capacity for individualized movement advice

Project summary

Osteoarthritis is a painful, debilitating joint disease that affects millions of people and for which there is no curative treatment. Patients are encouraged to keep moving, but the optimal joint load for the individual patient is not known. In the LoaD project, researchers from medical centers, technical universities, universities of applied sciences and companies are working together to investigate what a healthy load is for an individual patient with knee osteoarthritis and how patients can be guided to exercise healthily. With the acquired knowledge, personalized support strategies will be developed for use in everyday life.

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Principal Investigator:

Van Osch

Role Erasmus MC:



Orthopedics and Sport medicine

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