Knee joint contact forces during amputee walking

Why is Osteoarthritis common in Amputees?

There is an high prevalence of ostheoarthritis (OA)  in amputees, but as the ethology of OA isn't fully understood, therefore much about prevention is speculation. Looking at amputees who have one side amputated below the knee, the forces were compared to their intact leg and to that of a non-amputee. 

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