Project Details


In this longitudinal prospective cohort study including young people with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, we will 1) study the association between different measures of muscle function and early future knee OA assessed as patient-reported pain, 2) monitor the patients’ functional status, and early OA development over time, 3) explore potential associations between muscle function and features indicative of early radiographic OA measured with MRI (MRI-OA), and early detection of OA in biomarker profiles, respectively. The main hypothesis is that knee extensor weakness predicts future symptomatic OA of the knee (KOOS pain).

Layman's description

Study whether muscle function is a protective factor for future joint problems after knee injury
Short titleSHIELD
Effective start/end date2018/02/01 → …

Collaborative partners

  • Lund University (lead)
  • Norwegian School of Sport Sciences
  • Oslo university hospital

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being