Author(s): Sabharwal S, Root MZ
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Abstract The prevalence of obesity among children and adults is increasing worldwide. There are substantial health risks and financial costs associated with the obesity epidemic that impact the practice of orthopaedic surgery. Patients with increased body mass index are more prone to sustaining distal extremity injuries than are those with a normal body mass index. Obese individuals are more likely than nonobese individuals to seek treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee.
This article was published in J Bone Joint Surg Am
and referenced in Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy