Obesity to blame for 15 year surge in total knee replacements.
In the last 15 years, knee replacement surgeries have tripled. Curious researchers found that obesity contributed to 95% of the increase of knee surgeries, compared to hip surgeries. Even more troubling, these increases in knee troubles are found largely in younger populations. Excess weight damages knee joints more than hip joints and researchers expect the knee surgery trend to continue unless obesity rates change.
PositiveTip: Avoid the pain, cost and disability of major joint problems by simply eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly.