Breaking the Vicious Cycle

Osteoarthritis, obesity, and musculoskeletal health disparities

Laura M. Bruse Gehrig, MD, CCD, and Mary I. O’Connor, MD

With the epidemic rise of obesity and changing demographics of the population, the critical linkage of osteoarthritis (OA), obesity, and musculoskeletal health disparities has never been of greater importance to orthopaedic surgeons.

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