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Obesity, osteoarthritis and knee surgery-2493

Obesity, osteoarthritis and knee surgery

One of the treatments for pain and loss of function in the knee due to osteoarthritis is knee replacement surgery. At the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, several presenters discussed the relationships between knee osteoarthritis, obesity and surgery.

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Reduce obesity to reduce osteoarthritis symptoms-2490

Reduce obesity to reduce osteoarthritis symptoms

Obesity is prevalent among older adults. For example, in the US in 2005-2008, 35.6% of people 65-74 years and 25.9% of people 75+ were considered obese (National Center for Health Statistics). Osteoarthritis is also more common as people age, affecting about 33.6% of the US population 65 years and older. The knee is a common site of osteoarthritis.

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Less-intense exercise reduces risk of osteoarthritis-2410

Less-intense exercise reduces risk of osteoarthritis

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Better adherence to exercise means better relief from osteoarthritis pain-2255

Better adherence to exercise means better relief from osteoarthritis pain

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), osteoarthritis is one of the 10 most disabling diseases in developed countries. Globally, WHO estimates that that 80% of people with osteoarthritis have limitations in movement, and 25% cannot perform major daily life activities.

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People with osteoarthritis feel better with exercise and the right shoes-2115

People with osteoarthritis feel better with exercise and the right shoes

Most frequently occurring as people age, osteoarthritis is the result of wear on the connective tissue and bones.

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Osteoarthritis invites fatigue-2054

Osteoarthritis invites fatigue

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