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More Obese People Means More Knee Osteoarthritis

October 23, 2010
Obesity Rates Are Rising

Obesity Rates Are Rising

It has recently been reported by the Center For Disease Control and Prevention that 50 million adults in the United States were diagnosed with osteoarthritis during 2009.  An aging population with rising obesity rates are the primary culprits.

It is estimated that 67 million people will have osteoarthritis by 2030.  Conservative estimates say that currently 52 million people suffer from OA.

The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis of the knee.  Obesity plays a roll in how the disease progresses, the need for surgery, and often times is a factor in how well a patient recovers from total knee replacement.



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