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Mechanisms for Post-Traumatic Osteoarthritis Development: A Behavioral and Biomechanical Case for Underloading – June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020 12 pm

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Co-hosted by the OAAA and OARSI’s OA Prevention SEPA Group, this presentation will feature Drs. Louise M. Thoma and Brian Pietrosimone, who will discuss “Mechanisms for post-traumatic osteoarthritis development: A behavioral and biomechanical case for underloading.” The session will be facilitated by Garrett Bullock, PT/DPT and will have a Q&A at the end.


Louise M. Thoma is an assistant professor in the Division of Physical Therapy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research focuses on rehabilitation, physical activity, and physical function in people with arthritis and after joint injury.

Brian Pietrosimone is an Associate Professor and Director of the MOTION Science Institute in the Department of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research focuses on comprehensively evaluating the biomechanical and neuromuscular consequences of knee injury and the link between acute injury and the development of posttraumatic osteoarthritis.