rheumatology
Osteoarthritis

TKR needed 8 years earlier in obesity-related knee OA

A rethink is needed on how abnormal mechanical loading accelerates the progression of obesity-related knee OA, Australian researchers say. Pressure from extra weight on the knee in obese patients leads to horizontal fissuring at the osteochondral unit interface and much earlier total knee replacement (TKR), a West Australian study has found. Scientists at the  University ...

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