Is Obesity Significantly Related to Early Onset and Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis?

JOURNAL TITLE: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Education and Research

Author
1. Mandeep S Dhillon
2. Sarvdeep S Dhatt
3. Karan Jindal
ISSN
2277-8969
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1428
Volume
55
Issue
1
Publishing Year
2021
Pages
3
  • Article keywords
    Obesity, Osteoarthritis, Progression

    Abstract

    Obesity is a modifiable risk factor that is associated with osteoarthritis (OA). The pathogenesis is multifactorial which includes mechanical, humoral, and genetic factors. We discuss the role of obesity in this article in the early onset and progression of knee OA and whether there is a correlation with arthroplasty and the prevention of obesity with OA in the obese population.

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