Is There a Systemic Link between Obesity and OA?

Studies suggest that wear and tear is only one factor

Peter Pollack

“Obesity is a topic that I believe is relevant to all orthopaedic surgeons,” explains Jonathan T. Bravman, MD, of the department of orthopaedics, CU Sports Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine. “We’re seeing increasing obesity rates, which has a strong effect on how we treat musculoskeletal disease.”

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