Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Nearly Half Of US Adults Will Develop Painful Knee Osteoarthritis By Age 85: Study

“Almost half of all U.S. adults and nearly two-thirds of obese adults will develop painful osteoarthritis of the knee by age 85, a study based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests. The study also found that a person's lifetime risk rose as their body mass index or BMI increased, with the greatest risk found in those whose weight was normal at age 18 but were overweight or obese at 45 or older. ‘These results show how important weight management is for people throughout their lives," said Dr. Joanne Jordan, principal investigator of the Johnston County Osteoarthritis Project and senior study author. "Simply put, people who keep their weight within the normal range are much less likely to develop symptomatic knee osteoarthritis as they get older and thus much less likely to face the need for major surgical procedures, such as knee replacement surgery.’”

1 comment:

amartha said...

I went to India for my hip replacement surgery. Actually it was not because of the money but endless wait that I had to do for my surgery at Charlottetown. I decided to do my surgery in India. I contacted a medical tourism company they were great. They helped me with everything. The standard of healthcare in India is much better than Canada and if you are suffering due to long wait time it is better to go there.