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Tibial cartilage loss universal among older adults, exacerbated by age, higher BMI


January 13, 2020
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Cartilage volume in the tibiofemoral joint decreases at a faster rate with increasing age and higher BMI in both men and women, especially in the medial compartment, according to findings published in Arthritis Research & Therapy.

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, characterized by gradual loss of articular cartilage,” Guoqi Cai, a PhD student at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania, in Australia, and colleagues wrote. “The prevalence of OA increases with age implying that the disease progresses with age.” |READ MORE