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Clinical and radiological survey of the incidence of osteoarthrosis among obese patients.
  1. R H Goldin,
  2. L McAdam,
  3. J S Louie,
  4. R Gold,
  5. R Bluestone


    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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