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Weight loss is effective for symptomatic relief in obese subjects with knee osteoarthritis independently of joint damage severity assessed by high-field MRI and radiography

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With an increasing prevalence of older and obese citizens, the problems of knee osteoarthritis (KOA) will escalate. Weight loss is recommended for obese KOA patients and in a majority of cases this leads to symptomatic relief. We hypothesized that pre-treatment structural status of the knee joint, assessed by radiographs, 1.5 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and knee-joint alignment, may influence the symptomatic changes following a significant weight reduction.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOsteoarthritis and Cartilage
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)495-502
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Research areas

  • Aged, Anthropometry, Body Mass Index, Female, Humans, Knee Joint, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Middle Aged, Muscle Strength, Obesity, Osteoarthritis, Knee, Severity of Illness Index, Treatment Outcome, Weight Loss

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