High body mass index is associated with increased diurnal strains in the articular cartilage of the knee.
Journal 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.
Widmyer, MR; Utturkar, GM; Leddy, HA; Coleman, JL; Spritzer, CE; Moorman, CT; DeFrate, LE; Guilak, F
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