Obesity and Vigorous exercise Increase Risk of Total Joint Replacement

Overweight was independently associated with an increased risk for TJR
Vigorous exercise was associated with a greater risk for TJR,
This population-based cohort study has shown an increased risk for TJR with body weight and vigorous exercise

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In developed countries, total hip and knee replacements are among the most widely performed elective surgeries, with 230,000 people in the United States estimated to have had hip arthroplasty and 543,000 to have had knee arthroplasty in 2007, based on the National Hospital Discharge Survey.

Using a cohort from the Health in Men Study of 11,388 men for whom clinical data, hospital morbidity data, and mortality records were available, the investigators aimed to examine the associations of smoking, body weight, and physical activity with the risk of undergoing TJR.

Clinical data were analyzed from baseline through March 2007. Of 857 men who had joint replacement surgery, 59.5% had total knee replacement, and 40.5% had total hip replacement.

Overweight was independently associated with an increased risk for TJR
Vigorous exercise was associated with a greater risk for TJR,
This population-based cohort study has shown an increased risk for TJR with body weight and vigorous exercise
this study reinforces the overwhelming excess risk of premature mortality associated with smoking.”

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