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Is Obesity Significantly Related to Early Onset and Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis?

Karan Jindal, Sarvdeep S Dhatt, Mandeep S Dhillon

Keywords : Obesity, Osteoarthritis, Progression

Citation Information : Jindal K, Dhatt SS, Dhillon MS. Is Obesity Significantly Related to Early Onset and Progression of Knee Osteoarthritis?. J Postgrad Med Edu Res 2021; 55 (1):36-38.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1428

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-03-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Obesity is a modifiable risk factor that is associated with osteoarthritis (OA). The pathogenesis is multifactorial which includes mechanical, humoral, and genetic factors. We discuss the role of obesity in this article in the early onset and progression of knee OA and whether there is a correlation with arthroplasty and the prevention of obesity with OA in the obese population.

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