Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Problems

Obesity to Blame for Epidemic of Knee Problems

A new study attributes a surge in dislocated knees to the U.S. obesity epidemic.

"Obesity greatly increases the complications and costs of care," said study lead author Dr. Joey Johnson, an orthopedic trauma fellow at Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School.

A new study attributes a surge in dislocated knees to the U.S. obesity epidemic.

"Obesity greatly increases the complications and costs of care," said study lead author Dr. Joey Johnson, an orthopedic trauma fellow at Brown University's Warren Alpert Medical School.

As the rate of obesity increases, the rate of knee dislocations increases. The total number of patients who are obese is increasing, so we are seeing more of these problems.

Source: WebMD

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