Risk factors for the development of osteoarthrosis of the knee.

  title={Risk factors for the development of osteoarthrosis of the knee.},
  author={N D Kohatsu and David J. Schurman},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
The roles of physical activity (both work and leisure time), obesity, and history of significant knee injury on the development of severe osteoarthrosis (OA) of the knee were evaluated. A case-control design compared 46 cases with a history of severe OA of the knee with 46 community controls matched for age and gender. Data were gathered with a self-administered questionnaire. The OA cases were 3.5 times more likely than controls to have been obese at 20 years of age, two to three times more… CONTINUE READING

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