Associations of body mass index with meniscal tears.

  title={Associations of body mass index with meniscal tears.},
  author={Gregory M Ford and Kurt T. Hegmann and George L. White and Edward B. Holmes},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={28 4},
BACKGROUND Meniscal tears are common knee injuries, with limited reported data on associated factors, let alone risk factors. The objective of this study was to determine whether associations exist between increasing obesity and meniscal tears leading to surgery. METHODS We performed frequency-matched case-control studies using surgical case data for years 1996 to 2000 from administrative databases of two large Utah hospitals; each case was matched with three controls from a large cancer… CONTINUE READING
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