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ISRN Orthopedics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 413105, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/413105
Research Article

Gender Differences in Pain Perception and Functional Ability in Subjects with Knee Osteoarthritis

1Physical Therapy Department, Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel
2Emek Medical Center, Afula 18101, Israel

Received 15 July 2012; Accepted 22 August 2012

Academic Editors: M. Hasegawa and G. Matthes

Copyright © 2012 M. Elboim-Gabyzon et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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