Journal article

Relationship of weight and obesity with the risk of knee and hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis across different levels of physical performance: a prospective cohort study.

SM Hussain, Y Wang, JE Shaw, AE Wluka, S Graves, M Gambhir, FM Cicuttini

Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology | Published : 2019

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between obesity and knee and hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis across a range of physical performance. METHOD: The body mass index and physical performance (on the 36-item Short Form Health Survey) of 9135 Australian Diabetes, Obesity and Lifestyle Study participants were measured in 1999-2000. The incidence of knee and hip arthroplasty during 2002-2011 was determined by linking the cohort records to the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry. RESULTS: Over 9.1 ± 2.3 years (mean ± sd)) of follow-up, 317 participants had knee and 202 had hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis. Using those with neither obesity nor significant..

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