High body mass index is associated with increased diurnal strains in the articular cartilage of the knee.

Journal Academic Article, Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Obesity is an important risk factor for osteoarthritis (OA) and is associated with changes in both the biomechanical and inflammatory environments within the joint. However, the relationship between obesity and cartilage deformation is not fully understood. The goal of this study was to determine the effects of body mass index (BMI) on the magnitude of diurnal cartilage strain in the knee.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Widmyer, MR; Utturkar, GM; Leddy, HA; Coleman, JL; Spritzer, CE; Moorman, CT; DeFrate, LE; Guilak, F

Published Date

  • October 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 65 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 2615 - 2622

PubMed ID

  • 23818303

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1529-0131

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/art.38062


  • eng

Citation Source

  • PubMed