GOTTLIEB MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: Tip for Preventing Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee
Gottlieb Memorial Hospital issued the following announcement on Oct. 19.
Loyola orthopaedic surgeon Karen Wu, MD, recently provided her number one tip for preventing osteoarthritis of the hip and knee in Chicago magazine's latest issue that also named her to their 2018 Top Orthopaedic Doctors list.
Dr. Wu's number one tip is to, ".maintain a healthy weight. Obese patients have more than two and a half times the risk of developing knee osteoarthritis, and there’s probably a higher risk as well with the hip. The more weight the lower extremities have to carry, the more stress there is on the joints."
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Source: Gottlieb Memorial Hospital