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Effect of weight losing on the clinical status improvement of patients with knee osteoarthritis

(2017) Effect of weight losing on the clinical status improvement of patients with knee osteoarthritis. Reumatol Clin. pp. 73-76. ISSN 1699-258X

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Objectives: Osteoarthritis causes severe pain and disability in joints, one of the most prevalent involved joints is the knee joint. There are several therapeutics ways to control pain and disability, but almost them are definite treatment. In this article, we tried to reveal the effect of weight loss on improving symptoms of knee osteoarthritis as an effective and permanent therapeutic approach. Methods: We chose 62 patients with grade 1-2 (mild to moderate) knee osteoarthritis and divided them equally into case and control groups. Patients should not had used NSAIDs at least for 6 months before study initiation. Symptoms severity was measured by WOMAC and VAS questionnaires before and after 3 months follow up. Weight and BMI were recorded too. Case group was suggested to have weight loss diet of less fat and carbohydrates and control group did not have any limitation. Results: Comparison of variables' average of case and control groups was not logistically meaningful at the initiation and after the end of the study. But there was a meaningful correlation between variables' changes and lifestyle change in both groups, especially in WOMAC and VAS scores. All variables in case group had statistically meaningful differences between their amounts at the beginning and after the end of the study, on the contrary of the control group. Conclusion: In the comparison of our study with similar studies in the world. We deduced that weight loss can improve symptoms of knee osteoarthritis even in short time weight loss diet (3 months). (C) 2017 Published by Elsevier Espana, S.L.U.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Dolor de rodilla; Knee osteoarthritis; Knee pain; Knee stiffness; Osteoartritis de rodilla; Pérdida de peso; Rigidez de rodilla; Weight loss
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal System > WE 300-400 Joint and Connective Tissues
Divisions: Education Vice-Chancellor Department > Faculty of Medicine > Departments of Clinical Sciences > Department of Internal
Page Range: pp. 73-76
Journal or Publication Title: Reumatol Clin
Abstract and Indexing: ISI, Pubmed, Scopus
Quartile : Q4
Volume: 15
Number: 2
Publisher: Elsevier
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ISSN: 1699-258X
ISBN: 1699-258X
Depositing User: خانم فائزه مظفری

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