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Ann Rheum Dis. 1976 Aug;35(4):349-53.

Clinical and radiological survey of the incidence of osteoarthrosis among obese patients.

Abstract

Twenty-five grossly obese males were investigated for evidence of osteoarthrosis. A roentgenological survey of multiple joints obtained from 22 of these patients showed few significant degenerative changes. 6 patients (20%) had previously incurred traumatic rents in their menisci necessitating meniscectomy. Our results refute previous claims that obesity is a factor in the genesis of osteoarthrosis but do indicate that obese individuals are more predisposed to traumatic injury of the knee.

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