Journal article

Association between obesity and magnetic resonance imaging defined patellar tendinopathy in community-based adults: a cross-sectional study

Jessica Fairley, Jason Toppi, Flavia M Cicuttini, Anita Wluka, Graham G Giles, Jill Cook, Richard O'Sullivan, Yuanyuan Wang

BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS | BMC | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Patellar tendinopathy is a common cause of activity-related anterior knee pain. Evidence is conflicting as to whether obesity is a risk factor for this condition. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between obesity and prevalence of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) defined patellar tendinopathy in community-based adults. METHODS: 297 participants aged 50-79 years with no history of knee pain or injury were recruited from an existing community-based cohort. Measures of obesity included measured weight and body mass index (BMI), self-reported weight at age of 18-21 years and heaviest lifetime weight. Fat-free mass and fat mass were measured using bioelectrical i..

View full abstract

Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC


Funding Acknowledgements

The Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study recruitment was funded by VicHealth and The Cancer Council of Victoria. This study was funded by a program grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC; 209057) and was further supported by infrastructure provided by Cancer Council of Victoria. We would like to acknowledge the NHMRC (Project Grant 334150) and Colonial Foundation. We would especially like to thank the study participants who made this study possible.