This current study aimed to determine the relationship between obesity (current and historic) and osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee or hip.

It was found that OA of these areas is better predicted by body mass index (BMI) over one’s lifespan rather than current BMI.

Findings also indicated that knee joints are more sensitive to obesity than hip joints.


Singer SP, et al. Maximum lifetime body mass index is the appropriate predictor of knee and hip osteoarthritis. Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. October 31, 2017.