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Healthy adults aged 20-60 of varying weights will participate in this minimally invasive study. There is one 4-hour appointment for which subjects are paid $120. The tests involve: 1 tube blood draw, 1 gait test (motion capture) and 1 MR of both knees.
Condition or disease
The tests will be done at the VA and Stanford and are not dangerous or painful. They are designed to help us learn more about the relationship of excess weight on cartilage degradation by testing a biomarker in blood. Gait testing involves walking in a lab that is about 20 meters long about 20 times. MR involves lying in a tube for less than 1 hour.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
20 Years to 60 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Healthy adults aged 20-60, of varying weights.
Healthy Adults aged 20-60 who have no history of LE surgery