New research suggests reducing knee buckling could help prevent falls in older adults.
Knee buckling or a knee ‘giving way’ is common in elderly patients especially among those with arthritis and knee pain.
The study found people who fell when a knee buckled had a much higher risk of being injured and were more likely to fall again.
Experts say strengthening the knee through exercises, walking aids or even surgery could reduce serious falls and help seniors maintain a high quality of life.
The study included 1842 people who were an average of 67 years old.